How to Prune Young Shade Trees
Tree City USA Bulletin #1—Sources for More Information
These two outstanding books include sections on pruning young trees, but cover much more about tree care and urban forestry:
Arboriculture — Integrated Management of Landscape Trees, Shrubs, and Vines in the Landscapeby 687 pp., James R. Clark, and Nelda P. Matheny.
Urban — Planning and Managing Urban Greenspacesby 502 pp.
These are specifically dedicated to pruning, both young and mature trees and other plants:
All About PruningAn Ortho Book.
An Illustrated Guide to Pruningby
The Complete Guide to Landscape, Design, Renovation and Maintenanceby
Training Young Trees For Structure and Form. A 30-minute video by Larry Costello and available from:
Leaflets and Booklets
Homeowner’s Guide for Beautiful, Safe and Healthy TreesUSDA Forest ServiceNortheastern Experiment Station Publications359 Main RoadDelaware, OH 43015Downloadable from: treesearch.fs.fed.us/pubs/4388
ANSI A300 Pruning Standard
Available from the International Society of Arboriculture; see above listing.
Caring For Young Trees From Nurseries to LandscapesP.O. Box 2466Snohomish, WA 98291-2466
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