Essential Pruning Techniques for Trees, Shrubs, and Conifers
Authors: George E. Brown and Tony Kirkham
Photographs: Andrea Jones
Publisher: Timber Press
The first edition of the reference book, Essential Pruning Techniques was written by George E. Brown (1917-1980). George was the assistant curator at Kew and a founding member of the Arboricultural Association. The original book was published in 1972; for over forty years this book was the go-to reference for pruning.