Glossary of Arboricultural Terms – Arboriculture is both an art and a science with distinct terminology that, in many cases, is relatively new. Celebrated arboricultural researcher Alex Shigo always emphasized that we cannot communicate effectively until we adequately define our terms. A critical step is to collect and adopt an accepted vocabulary.
Revised in 2020 with 218 new terms, this pocket-sized glossary is essential for everyone in the tree care industry as a foundation for using a shared language of defined terms to work with professionals in arboriculture and related fields. The 2020 edition also includes expanded terminology for tree risk assessment and stationary rope climbing systems, hundreds of enhanced, clarified, and updated definitions, and a reference guide for abbreviations and acronyms.
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