Cranefield, Frederic (ed.) / Wisconsin horticulture
Vol. I (September 1910/August 1911)
Wisconsin horticulture, vol. 1, no. 6: February, 1911, pp. -16 PDF (7.4 MB)
Wisconsin Horticulture Official Organ of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Societv Vol. I February, 1911 No. 6 THE CONVENTION \Vo propose to give but a brief ae- count of the convention. Any at- tembpt to cover the three-day program would require too much space. There was no skip or break in thl program from beginning to end'; every one down for a part was plres- ent and on time. This is re'rlarkable and unusual. Every numblel r \Vl' (tx- cellent and it would 'Ix, an injustice to point to ainy parti'ular onlIes as worthy of special nmention. Tile it happens that there is yet anyone in this state who questions the inter- est in horticulture and the devotion of its followers he should attend onie (If our conventions and observe the audience. From Tuesday morning until Thursday evening one hundred or more riemibers sat from beginning to end of each seission taking in every word and asking for more. Sonei of these men ('aie three hundred iiles to learn and went hbone abundantly satitlfiv(d. From left to right; Vice-pres. Richardson, Pres. Bingham, Treas. Kellogg. The Secretary fell off the steps Just before the camera snapped. hlorter 1)alpcrs will ll', lpullished il these columns, one or more each nonth until the Annual Report al- Pears. While the attetndance was not quite Ill to that of last year it was satis- 'actory. Madison furnished many .ounter-attractions convention week 'nd the usual heavy local attendance 'as lacking. If there was anything lacking in ittendance it was more than made I') in enthusiasm and attention. If It wvas a sp~h').dhd fcast of' things h,,rItic'ultural anld :as ]-ug as' re, have "lllvh ilit I'reS S 5( 1 vI' tnel(l ne 1ot fear either for Ilie fiutll'' (f OIIr soIciety or flot' lhorlti'ltiur( in \Visc',n.sin. We will not plarticularize, every- thing w'ls good and tI those of our bro)therhood who dlid ni)t or could not atten(dl wec will only sily y)ili missed more thla l you can realize. Begin now to manlke plins to attend next year. PRUNING ORCHARD TREES F. CRANEFIELD. Reprint Bulletin No. 8, W. S. H. S., Published March, 1906. P'runing is th( removal of a part of a plant, in order that the remainder )hIo.y better serve our p arpose.-Goff in Principles of Plant Culture. It is the office of the gardehner to assist nature. Ini every neglected tree topt may be found evidence, of prun- ing. rudimentary branches that have failed to develop for lack of air and sunlight; branches broken by wind or affected by dlis(as' and] removed by the processes of dcay. This is nat- ural pruning. h'lie skilled gardener anticipatos these contingencies by (carefull and regular pruning. In. order to pruil intelligently it is necessary to be ncnqulaint-Il with the irinciples of p1lat growth. A brief outline of some of these follow: lloW I'IANI'S FEHl. Th' food of plants is derived in po rt from the soil. This (!rude (uindigested) material is taken up b)y tHI ,-oo, ts and conveyed through the ,ltl'r whd hlayer' to the leaves, where by action of the sunlight it is c.hanged (digestcd) an d distributed( to huld. br'anch mid root to be used ill growth or stored as reserve. It follows, fron this thot the re- moval of any .lrge part of the lchaves pruning in sulliw','.- d('ipriv'-s tle Iphlnt of it4 Imwer to) a~siunilate food, - checks w,,olod growth. hI like man- tat' I lle il(0%'1] of roots, at anly sea- soil, I'hbeks woold growth 1Iy de(prit'ing thi p(lma O f till' pow'er to app (rolpriate food. BALANCI. BETVE1IN hOWT AND BRANCII. lUnder tnormaitl --ind(listutrllbed-con- ditious 1 la1alance( exists in a tree or plant bletweenl r'oots and top, i. e., a certain number of roots for a certain numlber of buds and branches. The removal of one without dis- turl)ing the other upsets the balance.
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