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Denver Rocky Mountain News"Excellent updated edition full of color photos and 'how-to' drawings."
—Dale Langford, Rocky Mountain News, June 26, 2004
The Pruning of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers recommends the best pruning techniques and practices. This unique encyclopedic treatment details the best pruning methods for more than 450 genera of trees, shrubs, conifers, and woody climbers. The A-Z format covers several thousand species, yet remains a manageable and practical reference. Kirkham clearly explains the reasons behind pruning techniques as well as how to apply them.
"Good pruning is known both as an art and a science, and this book helps the gardener accomplish both."
"For the definitive answer on how, when and what to prune."
"I can almost guarantee this volume will change your philosophy on pruning."
"The authors explain the basic principles of pruning and offer insights into why we cut trees and how to care for them, and handle specific situations such as lightning strikes, wind, cavities and wounds, crown reduction, training and other general pruning topics."
"This revised edition continues to be a reliable learning text for those wielding cutting tools intended to assist nature in her work."
"This easy-to-use reference is more practical than ever for both professionals and amateurs."
"Like any good textbook, Kirkham's revision of Brown's 1972 text on pruning is one the student will keep and refer to repeatedly as an easy to use reference."
"[This] has to be the definitive guide and a must-have book for all enthusiastic gardeners and professional horticulturists."
|Ch. 1||The General Principles of Pruning||15|
|Ch. 2||The Pruning of Trees and Conifers||37|
|Ch. 3||The Pruning of Shrubs and Climbers||83|
|Ch. 4||Pruning in Special Circumstances||105|
|Ch. 5||Pest and Disease Control||127|
|Ch. 6||The Specific Pruning Needs of the Genera||131|
|App. I||Some Common Names with Their Botanical Equivalents||307|
|App. II: Tools and Equipment||311|