edward_gilmanAssociate Professor, University of Florida- Environmental Horticulture Department, Gainesville, FL, United States
Ed Gilman received his doctorate from Rutgers University. He has been on the faculty of the Environmental Horticulture Department at the University of Florida–Gainesville as professor since 1986. He teaches arboriculture and conducts research on planting and pruning. He is the author of six books on trees and landscape plants, many software programs, and websites that have received numerous awards. Gilman wrote An Illustrated Guide to Pruning, which is in its second edition. He is a past president of ISA’s Florida Chapter. He has received an Author’s Citation, an Award for Excellence in Arboricultural Education, and an Award for Arboricultural Research from ISA. Gilman has published more than 70 peer-reviewed journal articles in his 30 years in academia and industry.

IASHK 2011: Balancing Trees & Urban Spaces

IASHK 2010: Caring For Our Subtropical Trees

Arboriculture Reference Materials:

Here are many formatted print friendly fact sheets on various tree topics. These are also available on other parts of this web site. This page simply files them for you in one convenient place.
Individual tree fact sheets

680 tree fact sheets (Tropical Trees) This includes many Hong Kong species
Designing urban areas

Designing urban spaces for trees (8 pgs. in color)
Growing trees

Strategies for growing a high quality root system, trunk and canopy in a container nursery (27 pgs. in color)
Producing quality shade trees in the nursery (2 pgs. b&w)
Growing quality root systems (3 pgs. color)
Selecting trees

Site evaluation and species selection (11 pgs. in color)
Selecting quality trees from the nursery (8 pgs. in color)
Planting trees

Planting and establishing trees (9 pgs. in color)
Specifications for planting trees and shrubs in southeastern US (4 pgs. b&w)
Pruning trees

Pruning young trees (11 pgs. in color)
Pruning mature trees (14 pgs. in color)
Restoring trees following a storm (10 pgs. in color)
Pruning landscape trees and shrubs (11 pgs. b&w)
Pruning objective (2 pgs. b&w)
Pruning cut types (2 pgs. b&w)
Developing a pruning plan (2pgs. b&w)
Structural pruning (2 pgs. b&w)
Cleaning (2 pgs. b&w)
Raising (2 pgs. b&w)
Thinning (2 pgs. b&w)
Reducing (2 pgs. b&w)
Palms (2 pgs. b&w)
Producing quality shade trees in the nursery (2 pgs. b&w)
Storms and trees

Wind and trees: lessons learned from hurricanes (17 pgs. in color)
Assessing hurricane-damaged trees and deciding what to do (17 pgs. in color)
Cleaning up after the storm (3 pgs. in color)
Hiring an arborist (3 pgs. in color)
Developing an urban forestry management plan for hurricane-prone communities (11 pgs. in color)

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  •     Selecting quality trees from the nursery
  •     Grades and standards for tree nursery stock
  •     Tree structure
  •     Tree biology
  •     Planting trees
  •     Pruning trees: young
  •     Pruning trees: mature
  •     Choosing suitable trees for urban environments: site evaluation and species selection
  •     Urban design introduction
  •     Urban design: parking lot solutions
  •     Urban design: sidewalk solutions
  •     Urban design for a more wind resistant urban forest
  •     Root growth in the nursery
  •     Roots and tree planting
  •     Root growth following landscape planting
  •     Restoring trees after a hurricane
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