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The International Society of Arboriculture publishes a series of consumer education brochures that are available for purchase. However, ISA has also made the information available via the web site. Below is a list of the brochures by category. Selecting the title will link you to the web version of the brochures.

Click here to view these titles in SPANISH.

What Your Tree Needs and Why

Why Hire an Arborist?
Benefits of Trees
Value of Trees

Before Tree Buying and Planting

Tree Selection
Buying High-Quality Trees
Avoiding Tree and Utility Conflicts
New Tree Planting

Proper Tree Care Techniques

Mature Tree Care
Plant Health Care
Trees and Turf
Proper Mulching Techniques

Pruning Your Trees

Pruning Young Trees
Pruning Mature Trees

Tree Hazards and Treatments

Why Topping Hurts Trees
Insect and Disease Problems
Recognizing Tree Risk
Avoiding Tree Damage During Construction
Treatment of Trees Damaged by Construction
Safe Response to Tree-related Storm Damage

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:

© 2007 International Society of Arboriculture.


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National Tree Benefits Calculator
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National Register of Big Trees
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Consumer Education Brochures Available from ISA

19 titles sold in packets of 100 for $15.95. Visit the ISA web store

Weathering the Storm brochures available for purchase in packs of 50 for $15.95 (Retail). Order Now

Myths of Tree Care
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P.O. Box 3129, Champaign, IL 61826
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