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Crop Tree Management at Perkey Tree Farm

Insights and knowledge following nearly 3 decades of crop tree management research and practical application

Arlyn Perkey, retired US Forest Service Silviculturist and author of “Crop Tree Management in Eastern Hardwoods” and “Crop Tree Field Guide – Selecting and Managing Crop Trees in the Central Appalachians” shares his insights and knowledge following nearly 3 decades of crop tree management research and practical application on his own property in SW Pennsylvania. Photos taken at the Pennsylvania Tree Farm of the Year Field Day, May 2018, along with “before” photos are used to describe his applications and results in stands where crop tree management has been practiced over the past 27 years. In addition, Arlyn discusses how invasive species have required additional prior and post-treatments he did not envision at the time of publication.