Get Ready For Class With These Publications!

Get Ready For Class With These Publications!

ISA offers a variety of educational materials and products to help arborists improve their arboricultural knowledge and experience. Every month we will feature a product or group of products. This month ISA is featuring back to school products and offering a 20% discount!.

With summer coming to an end, it’s that time of year where students prepare to go back to school. ISA has many resources available to help students prepare to tackle new classes and challenges, and we have compiled a list of books that are recommended to help students improve their knowledge about arboriculture and urban forestry.

Use code ARB20 at checkout on the ISA Store (US and Canada customers) or through Eurospan (international customers) for your 20% discount on the following products. Don't delay, the offer expires on 8/24/22 and can be used only once per customer!

Trees and the Law:

  • Arboriculture and the LawArboriculture & the Law by Victor D. Merullo and Michael J. Valentine
    • An excellent resource regarding legal responsibilities of private property owners, municipalities, private tree companies, practicing arborists, or public companies.
  • Tree and the Law in Canada by Julian Dunster
    • Provides the reader with in-depth analysis of legal principles and case law, and shows how these affect practices in the field.

Urbanization and Urban Soils

  • Up by Roots by James Urban
    • This highly relevant manual discusses guidance in policy decision-making, and studies the basic science of soil, trees, and soil condition analysis.

Practical Arboriculture

  • Abiotic Disorders of Landscape Plants by Laurence R. Costello, Edward J. Perry, Nelda P. Matheny, J. Michael Henry, and Pamela M. Geisel
    • Provides practical strategies, techniques, and tools for diagnosing plant injury resulting from 20 different abiotic causes, and discusses significant topics concerning physical sources of plant injury.
  • Pest of Landscape Trees and Shrubs by Steve H. Dreisradt
    • An in-depth guide to developing and maintaining an integrated pest management program that discusses plant selection considerations and the use of appropriate cultural practices and biological, mechanical, and physical controls.
  • Arborists’ Certification Study Guide by Sharon J. Lilly, Corinne G. Bassett, James Komen, and Lindsey Purcell
    • Serves as a strong foundation and reference for all tree care professionals, and provides arborists with the information to navigate the field.
  • An Illustrated Guide to Pruning by Edward F. Gilman
    • The book addresses many challenges associated with pruning, including disease prevention, root pruning, mature tree pruning, and restoration following storms.
  • The CODIT PrincipalThe CODIT Principle by Dirk Dujesiefken and Walter Liese
    • An in-depth look at a tree's physiologic response to wounding, helping arborists to understand wound reactions of bark, cambium, and wood, as well as the factors that influence the tree's response.
  • The Practical Science of Planting Trees by Gary W. Watson and E.B. Himelick
    • Designed to help readers understand and implement the appropriate practices vital to planting a tree, it offers guidance to improve success and establish healthy trees.

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