Higher Education

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
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $144.50
  • Newer Edition Available



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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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