The Pruning of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers: Second Edition

The Pruning of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers: Second Edition

by George E. Brown, Tony Kirkham
     
 

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How, when, and where to prune? The questions that beset every gardener never change, but the solutions do.

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

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How, when, and where to prune? The questions that beset every gardener never change, but the solutions do.

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.

Editorial Reviews

National Gardener
"Good pruning is known both as an art and a science, and this book helps the gardener accomplish both."

Daily Mirror
"For the definitive answer on how, when and what to prune."

Club of the Redwoods
"Good pruning is known both as an art and a science, and this book helps the gardener accomplish both."

Washington Post
"For the definitive answer on how, when and what to prune."

John E. Bryan Gardening Newsletter
"I can almost guarantee this volume will change your philosophy on pruning."

Michigan Gardener
"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."

American Reference Books Annual
"Quite simply, the book on pruning."
College of Agricultural Science
"This easy-to-use reference is more practical than ever for both professionals and amateurs."

Kew
"This revised edition continues to be a reliable learning text for those wielding cutting tools intended to assist nature in her work."

Denver Rocky Mountain News
"Excellent updated edition full of color photos and 'how-to' drawings."
—Dale Langford, Rocky Mountain News, June 26, 2004
The Washington Post
"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, cavitites and wounds, crown reduction, training and other general pruning topics."
—Joel M. Lerner, Washington Post, April 24, 2004
College of Agricultural Science - Linda J. Brewer
"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."

From the Publisher
"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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604690026
Publisher:
Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/16/2009
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

George E. Brown (1917–1980) earned his diploma in horticulture at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He returned to Kew in 1956 as an assistant curator. A founding member of the Arboricultural Association, he soon became a recognized authority on trees and shrubs.

Tony Kirkham is Head of the Arboretum and Horticultural Services at the Royal Botanic Garden, Kew, where he cares for the existing heritage landscape and woody plant collections and maintains the integrity and development of the living scientific plant collections. The latter responsibility has been the impetus for plant collecting trips to Chile, South Korea, Taiwan, Russia, western China, and Japan; many of the trees now growing in the collection originate from seed collected on these trips. Tony lectures internationally, runs workshops, and has published papers on a wide range of subjects. He is married with two children and lives in London.

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