Trees

Items asterisked below in red (*) are also available in Cass Turnbull's Guide to Pruning, 3rd Edition.  The ones in underlined in green are live links and can be viewed, downloaded, and printed for free.

  • Don't Top
    • Anti-Topping Packet (containing several anti-topping documents)
    • Birch Butchery and Other Topping Atrocities
    • Doug Firs and Other Conifers:  Part 1
    • Exceptions to the Rules, Part 1:  Topping and Heading Trees
    • Exceptions to the Rules, Part 2:  Crown Reduction
    • The Truth about Tree Topping
    • Warning:  Topping is Hazardous to Your Health
  • Tree Species
    • Crabapples (and Ornamental Cherries and Purple-Leaf Plums*
    • Dogwood Trees*
    • Holly*
    • Hollywood Juniper*
    • Japanese Upright Maples*
    • Laceleaf Maples*
    • Lilacs*
    • Magnolias (pages 1 & 2)*
    • Magnolias (pages 3 & 4)*
    • Ornamental Cherries, Crabapples, and Purple-Leaf Plums*
    • Photinia*
    • Pine Tree, Shaping*
    • Purple-Leaf Plums (and Ornamental Cherries and Crabapples)*
    • Smoke Tree*
    • Strawberry Tree*
    • Weeping Cherries*
    • Yews:  New Life to Old Yews
  • Tree Care
    • Benefits of City Trees
    • Construction Damage
    • How to Find a Good Arborist
    • How to Plant a Tree
    • Ice Damage
    • Rehabilitative Pruning for Trees
    • Training Young Trees
    • Water Your Trees!
  • Japanese Garden Pruning
    • Japanese Pruning from Sukiya Living Magazine
    • Japanese Pruning of Pines by Don Brooks
    • Japanese Pruning of Pines with Photos
    • Japanese Style Pruning
    • Pine Tree, Shaping*
  • Miscellaneous
    • Agreement for Conservation Easement for a Heritage Tree
    • Six Ways to Kill Your Tree
    • Hazard Tree Information, Including Lists of Weak and Strong Trees
    • Hazard Tree Packet (includes several articles about Hazard Trees)
    • Harzardous Trees
    • Hazardous Trees:  The Second Storm
    • Heritage Tree Manual
    • Heritage Tree I-Phone App
    • My Tree Is Too Big
    • No Place for Old Trees
    • Response to Your Sad Tree Story
    • Saving Trees and Views
    • The Straight Skinny on the Life of Limbs
    • Trees and Views Packet (containing several articles about trees and views)
    • Trimming or Torture
    • Wrongs Done to Trees
  • Specialized Pruning
    • Big Tree Pruning (available only in Cass Turnbull's Guide to Pruning, Third Edition)
    • Hedges (available only in Cass Turnbull's Guide to Pruning, Third Edition)
    • No Wind Sailing from DNR
    • No Wind Sail Reduction from Tina Cohen
    • Pollarding
    • Powerline Clearance Pruning
    • Better Powerline Clearance Pruning (from Tree Man Magazine)
    • Pruning Art
    • Suckers and Waterspouts*
    • Summer Pruning