Sources for More Information
Bulletin #1: How to Prune Young Shade Trees
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:
An Illustrated Guide to Pruningby
The Complete Guide to Landscape, Design, Renovation and Maintenanceby
ISA Training Materials
A variety of DVDs, CDs and publications on how to prune are available from the International Society of Arboriculture.
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 and Best Management Practices — Pruning
Available from the International Society of Arboriculture; see above listing.
Caring For Young Trees From Nurseries to LandscapesP.O. Box 2466Snohomish, WA 98291-2466