I worked with the International Society of Arboriculture to develop a series of Best Management Practices (BMPs) for the purpose of interpreting tree care standards and providing guidelines of practice for arborists, tree workers, and the people who employ their services.
The updated Pruning BMP was created in Adobe InDesign and Copy Edited in Adobe InCopy. It has a more modern look than the previous version.
We descided to go with simple images with bold colors (no shading) so that the content itself was highly readable and assessible to arborists with vision problems.
The Pruning BMP provides reasons why pruning should be undertaken, explains pruning types, provides background on pruning cuts, reviews sample pruning specifications, and comments on the timing and necessity of these operations.
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A Work in Progress
The new Pruning BMP is the first in a series of updates that the ISA hopes to bring to all its printed materials. I am happy to have provided them with the template they needed to brighten the future of arboriculture.