All About Trees!

The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) has published a series of educational brochures on how to care for your trees and shrubs (available for purchase on their website). However, as an ISA member, Limbwalker Tree Service is able to make this information – complimentary to you – on our website. Below are lists of the tree care brochures by category. Click any title to view that topic, and feel free to contact us with any questions.

Tree Value and When Professional Tree Care is a Good Idea

  • Why Hire an Arborist? – Arborists are knowledgeable about the needs of trees and are trained and equipped to provide proper care. Learn more about why an Arborist is the right person to care for your trees.
  • Benefits of Trees – Social, communal, environmental – just a few benefits of trees and shrubs. Read about all the benefits of trees for your property.
  • Value of Trees – A home owner’s guide to planning for, evaluating, and reducing possible financial losses on trees, specimen shrubs, and evergreens.

Before Tree Buying and Planting

  • Tree Selection: Buying High-Quality Trees – When you buy a high-quality tree, plant it correctly, and treat it properly, you and your tree will benefit greatly in many ways for many years. Learn how to choose high quality trees and shrubs for your home or business.
  • Avoiding Tree and Utility Conflicts – Determining where to plant a tree is a decision that should not be taken lightly. Many factors should be considered prior to planting. Learn how to pick a tree location.
  • New Tree Planting – Trees are a lifetime investment. A guide for selecting your tree through its long-term care.

Proper Tree Care Techniques

  • Mature Tree Care – Healthy trees increases in value with age, learn how to care for your mature trees.
  • Plant Health Care – Learn why plant health care affects the health of your trees.
  • Trees and Turf – Woody plants and turfgrasses are critical components of design plans for homes, offices, and parks. Learn how to select and maintain.
  • Proper Mulching Techniques – Mulching is one of the most beneficial things a home owner can do for the health of a tree. Learn why.

Pruning Your Trees

  • Pruning Young Trees – Proper pruning is essential in developing a tree with a strong structure and desirable form. Learn how and why.
  • Pruning Mature Trees – Think of tree care as an investment. Read about proper care of your mature trees.

Tree Hazards, Tree Diseases and Treatments

  • Why Topping Hurts Trees – Topping is perhaps the most harmful tree pruning practice known. Yet, topping remains a common practice. Read more about why you shouldn’t “top” your trees.
  • Insect and Disease Problems – Insects, disease and stress can all cause tree damage. Understand the importance of treating these issues.
  • Recognizing Tree Hazards – Learn how to identifying the specific symptoms of tree damage and understand their causes, you may be able to diagnose the problem and select an appropriate treatment for your trees.
  • Avoiding Tree Damage During Construction – It is possible to preserve trees on building sites if the right measures are taken. Learn how.
  • Treatment of Trees Damaged by Construction – Trees can be preserved if the appropriate measures are taken soon enough. Read how.

Developed by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), a non-profit organization supporting tree care research around the world and is dedicated to the care and preservation of shade and ornamental trees. For further information, contact: ISA, P.O. Box 3129, Champaign, IL 61826-3129, USA. E-mail inquires:

©2008 International Society of Arboriculture.