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Form pruning early in the life of a planting is a crucial operation. If you want to grow eucalypts for posts, poles and sawlogs, your trees need to have a single straight stem. Eucalypts may form double leaders and occasional large branches. Form-pruning removes these defects.
Timely form pruning of young eucalypts is quick and easy, and ensures trees develop a single straight stem. We recommend form pruning all trees in the first instance; following this you will be able to select crop trees for future form pruning and clearwood pruning operations.
Six top form pruning tips