ISA offers a variety of educational materials to help arborists improve their arboricultural knowledge. Each week we will feature a product, or group of products that will enhance your arboriculture education. This week, ISA is featuring a collection of publications recommended to help prepare for the science exam domain of the ISA Board Certified Master Arborist® exam.
Abiotic Disorders, written by Laurence R. Costello, Edward J. Perry, Nelda P. Matheny, J. Michael Henry, and Pamela M. Geisel, covers practical strategies, techniques, and tools for diagnosing plant injury resulting from 20 different abiotic causes can be found in this guide. Additionally, it discusses, significant topics concerning physical sources of plant injury include water deficit, nutrient deficiencies, salinity, pH, air pollution, herbicides, mechanical injuries, sunburn, lightning, wind, and hail.
Plant Health Care for Woody Ornamentals is the most comprehensive manual available on plant health maintenance. Well-researched information is provided on the basic biology of woody plants, understanding stress and pest complexes, abiotic disorders and diseases, management of insect and vertebrate pests, weed management, and working with clients and the public.
Pest Management in the Landscape, written by Christopher J. Luley and A.D. Ali, educates readers in the methods of diagnosing, monitoring, and managing pest problems, this book's illustrations and easy-to-read format provides a broad scope of biotic and abiotic causal agents and the problems they may create.
Best Management Practices-Soil Management, written by Bryant Scharenbroch, E. Thomas Smiley, and Wes Kocher, focuses on the protection and restoration of soil quality that support trees and shrubs in the urban environment. This BMP covers topics such as the goals of soil management, conservation, tillage, and more.
Best Management Practices-Tree and Shrub Fertilization, written by E. Thomas Smiley, Sharon Lilly, and Les Werner, discusses the selection and application of fertilizers for trees and shrubs and covers topics including soil testing and plant analysis, essential elements, fertilizer timing, and more.