An Illustrated Guide to Pruning

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Cengage Learning, Aug 8, 2011 - Science - 352 pages
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Well written and easy to understand, An ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO PRUNING, Third Edition is filled with updated illustrations, photographs, and examples designed to help readers understand and implement the appropriate pruning practices that are vital to developing sustainable structure in the first 25 years of a tree's life. With coverage of numerous different tree species as well as information about the challenges associated with pruning such as disease prevention, root pruning, mature tree pruning, and restoration following storms, students will be prepared to identify and understand good tree structure and pruning practices. Filled with simple tables, lists, and strategies, this completely updated guide to pruning makes it easy to teach the presented pruning techniques in accordance with nationally recognized ANSI A-300 standards.
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Contents

Introduction to Pruning
1
Plant Selection Placement and Management The Best Way to Minimize Pruning Needs
17
Tree Structure and Strength
37
Wood Energy and Compartmentalization
59
Pruning Cuts and Implications
79
Pruning Tools
107
When to Prune
121
Nursery Tree Production Pruning Developing the Trunk and Leader
137
Pruning Types Methods for Established Trees
269
Mature and StormDamaged Trees
295
Maintaining Special Trees and Sites
335
Root Pruning and Management
359
Standards and Specifications
389
Shrub Pruning
397
Appendices
419
Glossary
452

Nursery Tree Production Pruning Developing the Crown
167
Developing and Maintaining Special Forms
197
Structural Pruning in the Landscape Perspective
221
Structural Pruning in the Landscape Practice
239

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Dr. Gilman received his Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 1980 in forest plant pathology and is a professor in the Environmental Horticulture Department at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He has assembled a unique urban tree teaching program for helping municipalities, contractors, arborists, educators, growers, landscapers, and others design and implement programs for promoting better tree health in cities. He conducts educational programs in tree selection, nursery production, and urban tree management nation-wide for a large variety of audiences. Dr. Gilman is a Florida chapter ISA past-president. He has published more than 96 scientific peer reviewed journal articles in his 30 years in academia and industry and has won numerous awards. His research emphasizes tree pruning, nursery production, anchorage, and tree establishment. He has published more than 150 technical articles in newsletters and trade magazines and annually presents research results to colleagues at professional meetings across the US and throughout the world. He is the author of six books and maintains an extensive web site on urban trees, enjoying life in Gainesville Florida where he and his wife Betsy raised their two daughters, Samantha and Megan.

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