This well-illustrated book with numerous color photographs will help tree professionals build on their knowledge and application of current industry standards, including the American National Standards Institute’s ANSI A300(Part 1): Tree Pruning and ISA’s Best Management Practices: Tree Pruning. It describes an approach to pruning that reduces risk by promoting a sound tree structure that resists failure, provides clearance, and improves aesthetics.
(©2013, softcover, 83 pp., color photographs, glossary, appendices)

By Edward F. Gilman, Brian Kempf, Nelda Matheny, and Jim Clark