Pruning Basics, Tree Truths and Mulch Myths
Registered landscape architects and ISA Certified Arborists
This course starts with describing the basic techniques of pruning developed over the past several decades based on research and practical experience. It dispels some older theories on this practice. This is followed by an article on Tree Morphogenesis or the technical side of tree growth which explains the natural aspects of tree growth and development. It ends with an article about mulch, its advantages, dis-advantages and mulch myths dispelled by research.
Horticulture / Plants
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
1 - LA's will learn what to look for when directing and inspecting tree pruning operations
2 - A basic knowledge of Tree Morphogenesis will aid the landscape architect in understanding the natural systems that dictate tree growth.
3 - Readers will understand the positive and negative aspects of mulch.
4 - The value of compost and a better understanding of pH will be discovered.
Cass Turnbull, David Lloyd-Jones and Butch Ragland - Arborists
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