Illustrated Guide to Pruning, 2nd Edition

  • Ed Gilman Associate Professor, University of Florida
  • ISBN-10: 0766822710  |  ISBN-13: 9780766822719
  • 352 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1997
  • © 2002 | Published
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Illustrated Guide to Pruning, 2nd Edition details why trees need pruning and presents the protocol for how to do it. This thoroughly updated second edition helps the reader manage trees in a more sustainable manner and provides numerous illustrations and concepts to help prevent future problems in young and medium-aged trees. From one-year-old liners to mature trees in the landscape, the Illustrated Guide to Pruning, 2nd Edition, teaches which live branches to remove to formulate sustainable trunk and branch structure.

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Features and Benefits

  • Detailed protocol for pruning different aged trees provides the specifics needed to teach the emerging practice of preventive tree care
  • Identifies pruning specifications and why they are crucial to good tree care, providing reader with precise and easy-to-understand information

Table of Contents

Introduction. Tree structure. Tree biology. Pruning cuts. Tools. When to prune. Nursery shade tree production pruning. Developing special Forms on young trees. Structural pruning in the landscape. Pruning practices on established trees. Considerations for special sites and trees. Standards and specifications. Shrab pruning.

What's New

  • Six new chapters cover a wide range of information including tree biology, structural pruning, and nursery production pruning, providing the latest tips and techniques available
  • New illustrations and updated terminology make the material interesting and current
  • A focus on preventive tree care through pruning provides the information necessary to save young and medium-aged trees from later problems