Fruit and Nut Tree Pruning for Arborists
Chuck Ingels, UCCE Pomology Farm Advisor
This quiz is based on the following presentation:
2. ISA Certification No.:
4. Heading cuts:
a. Remove part of a branch or shoot
b. Promote branch development
c. Reduce sunlight penetration
d. All of the above
5. Pruning young fruit and landscape trees:
a. Improves structural strength
b. Reduces maintenance
c. Increases tree longevity
b. All of the above
6. Which is not one of the "five steps for tree pruning?"
a. Remove broken, dead, diseased, or damaged branches
b. Select and establish a central leader
c. Select and establish the highest permanent branch
d. Select and establish scaffolds
e. Select temporary branches below lowest permanent branch (LPB)
7. When pruning young fruit trees, unwanted shoots should be headed to:
a. 1-3 inches
b. 2-3 inches
c. 3-4 inches
d. 4-6 inches
8. Pruning a mature fruit tree results in:
a. Maintaining vigor and fruitfulness of spurs
b. Increased fruit size
c. Stimulated production of new fruit wood
d. All of the above
9. What month should apricots and cherries be pruned to avoid branch diseases?
10. Which of the following trees is least likely to be trained using a central leader?
11. Which statement is generally not true regarding pruning citrus trees:
a. Little pruning is required
b. A lot of pruning is required
c. Pruning should occur in early spring after the last frost is best
d. "Skirts" should be pruned off the ground
12. It is not necessary to prune mature nut trees every year.
13. Open center training systems are more commonly used then central leader for pears.
14. A modified central leader starts out as a central leader that is headed back.
15. When using a central leader training system, heading cuts should be avoided on side branches.
16. Large mature stone fruit trees require no more than one pound of actual nitrogen per year.
17. Chill hours are the number of hours below 45 degrees F that occur between Oct. 1 and Feb. 15 that are required to produce fruit.
18. A genetic dwarf tree is on a standard root stock.
19. County you most work in:
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