An Illustrated Guide to Pruning
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
CHAPTERS TREE STRUCTURE
WHEN TO PRUNE
Suggested exercises 117
DEVELOPING SPECIAL FORMS ON YOUNG PLANTS
Objectives of structural pruning
Developing main lateral limbs
Developing and managing lower branches
PRUNING TYPES ON ESTABLISHED TREES
Creating an upright dominant trunk
Tree spacing strategies
Objectives of developing a nursery tree canopy
Spacing branches along the trunk
Pruning for sale in the nursery
CONSIDERATIONS FOR MAINTAINING SPECIAL SITES AND TREES
STANDARDS AND SPECIFICATIONS
Maintaining and reducing size