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.
This publication is our attempt at the first step – a glossary of common arboricultural terms. It is a tool to help improve our ability to communicate as professionasl in the tree care industry.
Herein, users will find general descriptive and explanatory definitions – in addition to a helpful list of industry acronyms and abbreviations – that were developed through referencing a wide range of authoritative and predominantly accepted sources by consulting experts working across a spectrum of arboricultural practice and supporting fields.
An ISA Publication