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.
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.