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 An Illustrated Guide to Pruning by Edward F. Gilman.
This publication is filled with updated illustrations, photographs, and examples, and designed to help readers understand and apply the appropriate pruning practices that are vital to developing sustainable structure in the first 25 years of a tree’s life.
The book addresses many challenges associated with pruning, including disease prevention, root pruning, mature tree pruning, and restoration following storms. With its simple tables, lists, and strategies, this is an appealing resource for horticulture, landscape, and tree professionals, and is a natural addition for botanic garden and arboreta bookstores.