This edition from the Visual Identification Series by Urban Forestry LLC was created to simplify the pruning process for small and young trees. Designed for use in the field, an easy to learn and recall acronym-based methodology directs you where to start, what branches to prune, and when you are finished. It is intended for a wide range of users, from tree workers who may have little or no experience pruning trees, to professional arborists and landscapers.

By Andrew G. Pleninger and Christopher J. Luley