An Illustrated Guide to Pruning 3rd Edition


An Illustrated Guide to Pruning 3rd Edition Author: Format: Paperback First Published: Published By: Delmar Publishers Pages: 352 ISBN: 9781111307301 Categories: , , Tag:

Well written and easy to understand, An Illustrated Guide to Pruning, third edition is an essential guide for anyone interested in the pruning and maintenance of trees. Filled with updated illustrations, photographs, and examples. This book is designed to help readers understand and implement the appropriate pruning practices that are vital to developing sustainable structure in the first 25 years of a tree’s life.

Numerous different tree species are covered in the book including information about the challenges associated with pruning. For example 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.


Weight1.2 kg
1. Introduction to Pruning. 2. Plant Selection, Placement, and Management: The Best Way to Minimize Pruning Needs. 3. Tree Structure. 4. Tree Biology. 5. Pruning Cuts. 6. Pruning Tools. 7. When to Prune. 8. Nursery Shade Tree Production Pruning: Developing the Trunk and Leader. 9. Nursery Shade Tree Production Pruning: Developing the Crown. 10. Developing and Maintaining Special Forms. 11. Structural Pruning of Shade Trees in the Landscape: Strategies. 12. Structural Pruning of Shade Trees in the Landscape: Execution 13. Pruning Types on Established Trees. 14. Mature and Storm Damaged Trees. 15. Maintaining Special Trees and Sites. 16. Root Pruning. 17. Standards and Specifications. 18. Shrub Pruning.

Author Biography

Dr. Gilman received his Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 1980 in forest plant pathology and is a professor in the Environmental Horticulture Department at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He has assembled a unique urban tree teaching program for helping municipalities, contractors, arborists, educators, growers, landscapers, and others design and implement programs for promoting better tree health in cities. He conducts educational programs in tree selection, nursery production, and urban tree management nation-wide for a large variety of audiences. Dr. Gilman is a Florida chapter ISA past-president. He has published more than 96 scientific peer reviewed journal articles in his 30 years in academia and industry and has won numerous awards. His research emphasizes tree pruning, nursery production, anchorage, and tree establishment. He has published more than 150 technical articles in newsletters and trade magazines and annually presents research results to colleagues at professional meetings across the US and throughout the world. He is the author of six books and maintains an extensive web site on urban trees, enjoying life in Gainesville Florida where he and his wife Betsy raised their two daughters, Samantha and Megan.