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.
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.