[NAFEX] Info on "Stringfellowing" root pruning?

lee reich lreich at hvc.rr.com
Wed Dec 28 20:46:23 EST 2005

The Stringfellow method is mentioned on page 34 of the excellent book  
Science and Fruit Growing by the Duke of Bedford and Spencer  
Pickering, published in London in 1919. The reference is to The New  
Horticulture written by H. M. Stringfellow, Galveston, TX, and  
published in 1896. The method was evidently tested out by various  
experiment stations around the country, with unfavorable results in  
some places and favorable results elsewhere.

Lee Reich, PhD

Books by Lee Reich:
Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden
A Northeast Gardener's Year
The Pruning Book
Weedless Gardening

On Dec 27, 2005, at 9:23 PM, Richard Moyer wrote:

> Please respond to the list and to the individual at the end of this  
> request, if you can help him.
> Thanks!
> I am currently assisting in some research into the transplanting of  
> trees
> and am trying to discover the precise  identity of the Professor
> Stringfellow who advocated the fairly drastic root pruning of fruit  
> tree
> transplants such that the term "Stringfellowing" was invented to  
> describe
> it.
> I would be most grateful if you could put me in touch with someone who
> might have the information I am seeking. Full name, appointment and  
> any
> publication details would be most valuable.
> I apologise for this intrusion into your valuable time, but I don't  
> know
> where else to go to find out.
> Many thanks.
> Sincerely yours,
> Mark Hendy
> 56 Saffron Park
> Kingsbridge
> Devon TQ7 1RL
> UK
> phone and fax:  +44 (0)1548 856088
> email: markhendy1 at compuserve.com
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