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Pruning Trees: Anatomical, Biological & Structural Foundations

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Most values people desire and appreciate from trees come from an elevated, full, and well distributed canopy of leaves. A tree crown is the volume occupied by living branches, twigs, and leaves. Tree crowns are manipulated by pruning. Young tree crowns are managed through a process of training where a short pruning cycle is used to maximize biological efficiency. Pruning is designed to minimize current and future liability issues, both biological and structural. This is a training manual for tree pruning fundamentals. 

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Community and Urban Forestry
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