Industry-Specific Resources: Arborists

Books & Other Publications

  • ISA Certification Guide 2nd Edition, 2001
    The best introductory guide to tree care (352-379-3808).
  • ANSI A300 Cabling Standards
    Short publication summarizing standard cabling practices for the US. 352-379-3808.

The following publications are available from the Florida Chapter of ISA and other bookstores:

  • Principles & Practices of Planting Trees and Shrubs - by Gary B. Watson and E.B. Himelick
    This essential book provides text and illustrations with very practical information on topics including planting site evaluation and preparation, plant selection and transport, planting methods, common problems of transplanted trees, and much more!
  • Plant Health Care
    This new publication offers information on basic biology of woody plants, understanding stress and pest complexes, disorders and diseases, weed management, and even working with clients and the public. Includes 150 color photos and nearly 100 illustrations.
  • Trees and Development by Nelda Matheny and James R. Clark
    This book provides the essential information necessary to tackle the difficult problem of preserving trees during all stages of the development process.
  • A Homeowners Guide to Good Tree Care - complied by Bob Der
    All of the basics - useful for new employees or especially for customers. Contact Bob Der at 813-744-5519 x106
  • An Illustrated Guide to Pruning - 2nd edition by Edward F. Gilman
    A perfect reference for anyone involved in pruning trees, this book provides step by step demonstration of appropriate tree pruning techniques, from training young trees to remedial pruning for mature, neglected trees. Also available by calling 352-379-3808.
  • New! 9th Edition Guide to Plant Appraisal
    Authored by the Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers, this publication is intended to provide the professional plant appraiser with information to properly determine the size, species, condition, and location factors that influence the value of plants.
  • Trees for Urban and Suburban Landscapes - by Edward F. Gilman
    This comprehensive volume combines the principles of tree management - selection, planting, establishment and fertilization - with a full color, detailed reference section covering over 1,000 species. Also available by calling 352-379-3808.
  • American National Standard for Tree Care Operations
    This publication is the industry standard for safety in tree care operations. Also available by calling 352-379-3808.
  • ANSI A300 Pruning Standards
    This publication is the industry standard for tree care pruning practices. Also available by calling 352-379-3808.
  • ANSI A300 Fertilization Standards
    This new publication is the industry standard for fertilization in tree care.

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