The Pruning Book by Henry Disston & Sons, Inc., 1921
need for a book that would tell the story of pruning in the most
universal of all languages that of pictures, prompted the
development of that plan in the following pages. With this end
in view, the writer has endeavored to secure the best
photographs showing the representative good and bad pruning from
various sections of the United States. When these were secured,
the text was built around them.
No attempt has been made to discuss relative
merits of the various systems of pruning used in commercial
orchards and vineyards, the aim being to illustrate those
methods found to be generally adapted to the variety and section
under discussion, and call attention to and warn against
mistakes so commonly made in this line of work.
"The Pruning Book" is not intended as a complete
work on pruning. The writer wishes to express the thanks and
appreciation of both the Company and himself to those who so
generously helped by furnishing the prints and cuts so necessary
to success, as follows:
- The United States Department of Agriculture, Figs. 3 to
12, 26 to 29, 31-B, 32, 37 to 42, 43-A, 44 to 47, 50, 58-A
and B, 60, 61-C, 62 and 78-A.
- Bureau of Plant Industry, United States Department of
Agriculture. Figs. 65, 66, 67-B and C, 69, 72, 73, 76, 83
- The Forest Service, United States Department of
Agriculture, Figs. 1, 13 to 24, 61-A and B and 64-A.
- The Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station, Figs. 36
and 43-B and C.
- The Nebraska Agricultural Experiment Station, Figs. 51,
68, 74 and 75.
- The North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station,
Figs. 52, 55 and 57.
- The West Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station, Figs.
53, 54, 58-C and 59.
- The Iowa Agricultural Experiment Station, Figs. 48 and
- The Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station, Figs. 30, 34
- The Country Gentleman, Figs. 70, 71, 77, 78-B, 79, 80,
82-B and 85.
- Mr. Harvey W. Porch, Figs. 56, 63, 67-A, 81 and 82-A.
- Mr. John T. Roberts, Figs. 2 and 86-C.
- Mr. L. Willard Minch, Fig. 64-B.
A large portion of thanks is also expressed for
the assistance given through information and suggestions by the
various State Agricultural Experiment Stations, and for the
suggestions of Mr. Frank K. Phillips.