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Tree Books by Dr. Alex Shigo

Dr. Alex Shigo has been called “the Father of Modern Arboriculture” for his ground-breaking research and new ideas he has formed about trees. Shigo graduated with a masters in biology and a Ph.D. in pathology, then went to work for the Forest Service. That was the beginning of a career that has spanned more than 40 years and has vastly enriched our modern knowledge of how trees live and die, and how tree care professionals can improve their efforts in the care of trees. Dr. Alex Shigo's contributions in the world of arboriculture will last for generations.

Alex Shigo: Tree Basics

Tree Basics


Dr. Alex Shigo presents a 39-page illustrated booklet illustrating the basics of tree anatomy, and what is needed for trees to live and thrive.
39 pages, pamphlet, illustrations & photos.

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Alex Shigo: Tree Pruning Basics

Tree Pruning Basics


Pamphlet demonstrates proper pruning of trees for health and beauty. 32 pages with color illustrations & photos showing the do's and don'ts of pruning common trees.
32 pages, pamphlet, color photos.

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Alex Shigo: New Tree Biology

New Tree Biology


Dr. Shigo's 600 page exhaustive text on tree biology is accompanied by a dictionary of terms. Covers all aspects of tree biology in detail. An excellent resource for those who wish to maximize the health and longevity of the trees they care for. Hardcover, b&w illustrations and photos.
600 pages, hardbound, b&w photos and illustrations, dictionary of terms.

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Alex Shigo: Modern Arboriculture

Modern Arboriculture


Dr. Alex Shigo gives a thorough course on tree health, biology, and proper pruning and management. Very in-depth science and love of trees have gone into this book, making it a great resource.
423 pages, hardbound.

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Pruning Trees Near Electrical Utility Lines

Pruning Trees Near Electrical Utility Lines


This pocket field guide is designed to show qualified line-clearance workers proper pruning techniques, particularly for high-value trees in cities, residential areas, parks, campgrounds, scenic areas and highways, and other places where tree health, beauty and safety are important.
34 pages, softbound pamphlet.

New dual-language edition available! The same great content with English on one side of each page, with the Spanish translation on the opposite page. 34 pages of instruction in both English and Spanish (totaling 68 overall pages), softbound pamphlet.

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Alex Shigo: Tree Pruning Photo Guide

Tree Pruning Photo Guide


An informative photo guide discusses pruning for both attractiveness and health. The first and only book that takes you inside to show you how branches come on a tree. Once you know this, proper pruning becomes easy. A conversational style, plus step-by-step illustrations, makes it easy to understand.
186 pages, softbound, color photos.

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