Artificial factors for stimulation of flowering
Since flowering is mainly concerned with carbohydrates (C-H-O), therefore, treatments which prevent the movement of carbohydrates from the top also produces early flowering:
These treatments are:
- Root pruning: (injury to roots)
- Girdling: (removing of bark in a circular section)
- Strangulation (to restrict the flow of something) by wire or metal band.
- Inverting of a ring of bark:
- Tying a knot in a young tree/ branch
- Planting at an angle of 45 degrees. (less food transportation)
- Grafting on dwarf root stack
- Training the branches to horizontal position
- Fertilization, esp. phosphorus.
- Sickly trees sometimes produce an abundant crop of small fruit as a last effort before dying.
- Similarly, heavily tapped pines also produce abundant flowers.
- Diseased trees or trees in adverse conditions will produce more flowers to establish their regeneration
- Dominant trees produce more flowers as they receive more light which means more food while a suppress tree does not produce more flowers.
A single tree produces more flowers because max exposure to sunlight results in more photosynthesis hence more food accumulation.
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