After presentations in Singapore and Brisbane, I promised to list references. Time to deliver! I have tried to categorise the below listing in a logical fashion, but I probably failed. Anyway please contact me if you don’t find what you need.
Maybe I can find it, maybe I can point to it, or maybe we’ll just wonder at the marvelous strategies adopted by veteran trees as they adapt to changes in their environment.
A look at tools and techniques: PolePruning_2008_06-1
Goodfellow Branch Failure demonstrates the increase in branch stability by small doses of reduction pruning. Many subsequent studies by North American researchers further establish the effectiveness of reduction pruning.
RETRENCHING HOLLOW TREES FOR LIFE 131226 tcia is the handout from a 2013 talk on this topic.
Reduction Size Matters g&g 0711 Regeneration research
Pruning for Preservation 1106 AN speaks for itself!
AA Car Canopy Restoring topped trees for a car dealer
Retrenchment Fay ITMP Neville Fay’s general look at planning for this type of work. My approach is influenced by many arborists around the world, too many to list here. Neville’s studies confirmed, supported and informed my work on veteran trees, for which I am most grateful.
TREE RISK MANAGEMENT The resources below illustrate a comprehensive approach to managing veteran trees. Complete assessments contain a comprehensive specification of management options, and expected results. Delivering specifications enables informed decisions.
ISA CEU Basic Tree Risk Assessment complete integrating assessment and management.
AREA 140801 is a poster presented at ISA International.
DD LLL 1406 is a story written to dramatise the assessment and management of one such tree.
Eiche_Ohio 131204 Dr. Frank Rinn’s look at the same tree
Kvill Oak Report 140610 copy suggests some management options for the fattest oak in Europe.
US Champion White Oak 140320 looks at the largest Quercus alba in the US.
GFCA_Report_121018final-1.pdf one more case study of prominent trees near Washington DC, US. Both are gone now, victims of faulty consulting.
Mitigation or Death was an earlier look, published in advance of a talk at TCIA Expo.
IWM: INTEGRATED WILDLIFE & DECAY MANAGEMENT
FUNGAL STRATEGIES OF WOOD DECAY IN TREES A 2002 review in ISA’s Journal of Schwarze’s landmark work.
IMMORTALITY OF TREES Programmed to live indefinitely.
Meilleur-PHC-CEU (1) Client relations and managing trees for health