An Illustrated Guide to Pruning

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Cengage Learning, 2002 - Gardening - 330 pages
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Illustrated Guide to Pruning, second edition guides the reader through the appropriate training and pruning practices that are vital to developing sustainable structure in the first 25 years of a tree's life. It provides universal as well as species-specific pruning for such trees as palms, eucalyptus, and conifers and offers a variety of information about the challenges associated with pruning, including disease prevention. Numerous illustrations spanning a 20-year period identify how to develop good tree structure. This completely updated guide to pruning also provides a detailed protocol for training trees in a production wholesale nursery. Containing simple tables, lists and strategies, this text makes it easy to teach the presented pruning techniques in accordance with nationally recognized ANSI A-300 standards.
 

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This is one of the most clear and useful books written on the subject of pruning. The concepts are clearly written and drawing or photographs that carry over to all tree species.
Dr. Gilmans guide
to pruning gives credence to proper work and makes explaining what we do easier and more clear.
A must book for the pruning enthusiast!
ISA Certified Arborist Fl-1059-A
 

Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
CHAPTER
13
CHAPTERS TREE STRUCTURE
27
TREE BIOLOGY
41
PRUNING CUTS
55
PRUNING TOOLS
73
WHEN TO PRUNE
81
CHAPTER 8
93
Suggested exercises 117
140
DEVELOPING SPECIAL FORMS ON YOUNG PLANTS
141
CHAPTER 11
159
Objectives of structural pruning
166
CHAPTER 12
177
Developing main lateral limbs
185
Developing and managing lower branches
197
PRUNING TYPES ON ESTABLISHED TREES
203

Creating an upright dominant trunk
100
Tree spacing strategies
110
Challenge questions
116
Objectives of developing a nursery tree canopy
120
Spacing branches along the trunk
128
Pruning for sale in the nursery
135
CONSIDERATIONS FOR MAINTAINING SPECIAL SITES AND TREES
241
STANDARDS AND SPECIFICATIONS
263
SHRUB PRUNING
271
Maintaining and reducing size
273
Glossary
315
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