Training hardwoods

I’m planting a bunch of small caliper bare root hardwoods (oaks and maples, principally ) this fall. Is the training / pruning of young hardwoods similar to fruit trees? I haven’t found much literature on the web on training hardwoods, and no one mentions techniques such as spreading limbs, heading leaders and branches, etc. any good references?

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Plant them and let them go. They’re not like fruit trees.

If you see multiple leaders at a young age then train to single leader.



Thanks Dax! As always, your advice is always helpful!

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