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Best General Tree Texts:

Harris, R.W. with James R. Clark and Nelda P. Matheny. 2004. Arboriculture: integrated management of landscape trees, shrubs and vines. (4th edition) Prentice-Hall, Inc. Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458.

Shigo, Alex Lloyd. 1986. A New Tree Biology: Facts, Photos, and Philosophies on trees and their problems and proper care. Shigo and Trees, Associates, Durham, NH 03824.

Construction Near Trees:

Matheny, Nelda and James R. Clark. 1998. Trees and Development: a Technical Guide to Preservation of Trees During Land Development. International Society of Arboriculture, P.O. Box 3129, Champaign, IL 61826-3129.

Willeke, Donald C. April, 1992. “What Every Builder Should Know.” Western Chapter News. Volume 18; Number 4. International Society of Arboriculture, Western Chapter, P.O. Box 255155, Sacramento, CA 95865.

Legal Reference:

Jordan, Cora. 1991. Neighbor Law: fences, trees, boundaries and noise. Nolo Press, 950 Parker Street, Berkeley, CA 94710.

New Tree Pruning:

I.S.A. July 2000. “Training Young Trees for Structure and Form” VHS-Format videotape. International Society of Arboriculture, P.O. Box GG, Savoy, IL 61874.

Oak Trees:

Hagen, Bruce W., Barrie D. Coate, and Keith Oldham. 1991. Compatible Plants Under and Around Oaks. California Oak Foundation, 909 Twelfth Street, Suite 125, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Planting Guide:

Watson, Gary W. and E.B. Himelick. 1997. Principles and Practice of Planting Trees and Shrubs. International Society of Arboriculture, P. O. Box 3129, Champaign, IL. 61826-3129 USA

Risk Management of Trees:

Coder, Dr. Kim D. 1996 “Tree Risk Management and Hazard Assessment: A General Overview” University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service, Forest Resources Unit. Publication FOR96-33. Also available on the Internet at: (last accessed 2/23/04)

Matheny, Nelda P. and James R. Clark. 1994. A Photographic Guide to the Evaluation of Hazard Trees in Urban Areas. (2nd ed.) International Society of Arboriculture, P.O. Box GG, Savoy, IL 61874-9902.

Tree Standards, Palo Alto:

Dockter, Dave. 2001. “City of Palo Alto Tree Technical Manual -- Standards and Specifications” City of Palo Alto, Department of Planning and Community Development, 250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301 650.329.2441 []

Value of Trees:

CTLA. 2000. Guide for Plant Appraisal. (9th. ed.) Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers, 1250 I Street, NW, Suite 504, Washington, DC 20005.

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