Pirone's Tree Maintenance

Author: John R. Hartman,Thomas P. Pirone,Mary Ann Sall

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198028178

Category: Science

Page: 560

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Praised by The New York Times as "an indispensable guide for the homeowner and the professional," Tree Maintenance has been the definitive source on maintenance of North American landscape trees for over fifty years, an essential reference not only for arborists, nurserymen, and landscape architects, but for all homeowners who want to keep their trees healthy and pest free. The Seventh Edition, now named in honor of Dr. P. P. Pirone, who authored the first five editions and co-authored the sixth, has been revised to reflect the enormous amount of new information available since the last edition, including the latest techniques in selecting, planting, and protecting trees. The authors explain how to evaluate the site (the soil, drainage, and exposure), how to select the right tree for that location, and how to prune, fertilize, and spray for pests. There is an extensive section on the diagnosis and control of tree pests and diseases, and on problems such as construction damage, gas injury, sunscald, leaf scorch, and air pollution. While the general structure of the sixth edition has been retained, there are several topics--notably hazardous trees and coping with tree pests and diseases--that have received greater attention than in previous versions of the book. The second half of the book comprises a systematic listing of the major landscape trees found in North America, describing the specific pests and diseases that attack each species. Well organized, clearly written, and beautifully illustrated with many new photographs, Pirone's Tree Maintenance is an encyclopedic resource, the first place to turn for information on dogwoods and elms, magnolias and redwoods, or any other tree growing in North America. Anyone serious about gardening will want this book on their shelf.
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Tree Maintenance

Author: Pascal Pompey Pirone

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 514

View: 5207

Covers soil, tree selection, transplanting, fertilizers, pruning, insect pests, and diseases
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The Tree Doctor

A Guide to Tree Care and Maintenance

Author: Daniel Prendergast,Erin Prendergast

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781552977422

Category: Gardening

Page: 144

View: 1083

A professional arborist shares his deep knowledge of trees with readers, revealing the secrets to tree placement, choosing a healthy tree from a nursery, and selecting great urban varieties, as well as instructions for planting, pruning, and watering instructions and advice on how to protect trees from disease, pests, and damaging weather. Simultaneous. 12,000 first printing.
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The Tree Care Primer

Author: Christopher Roddick,Beth Hanson

Publisher: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

ISBN: 9781889538297

Category: Gardening

Page: 119

View: 2421

A handy how-to manual for property owners details how to assess the health of one's trees and how to keep them growing well, explaining how to select the right species of tree to suit its environment, how to deal with a variety of environmental challenges, how to master the fundamental pruning techniques, and more. Original.
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Diseases and Pests of Ornamental Plants

Author: Pascal P. Pirone

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471072492

Category: Gardening

Page: 584

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Discusses diagnosis and treatment of diseases and organisms afflicting nearly 500 genera of ornamental plants grown outdoors, under glass, or in the home. Explains when and how to use the most effective fungicides, insecticides, and other control materials and practices. The fifth edition of the official publication of the New York Botanical Garden identifies new diseases, recognizes the spread of many known diseases to a wider range of host plants, and reflects up-to-date control methods. New illustrations have been added and there are expanded discussions on fungicides, bactericides, and miticides.
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Tree Basics

Author: Alex L. Shigo

Publisher: Shigo & Trees Assoc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 40

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Grade level: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, e, i, s, t.
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400 Trees and Shrubs for Small Spaces

Author: Diana Miller

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 0881928755

Category: Gardening

Page: 216

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Trees and shrubs are a valuable asset to a garden bringing structure, shade, year-round interest and the all-important vertical dimension. But choosing the right ones for small gardens is a fine art, and it's all too easy to end up with heavyweight shrubs overtaking the border, dysfunctional climbers and trees outgrowing their designated spaces. In this practical reference, woody plant expert Diana Miller takes the anguish out of the process by recommending plants and cultivation techniques that excel in small garden spaces. Small gardens require careful planting, and the book starts by considering plants that fulfil a particular design function, such as trees that provide the right levels of shade for an underplanting of choice bulbs, columnar or weeping trees for very restricted spaces, and specimen shrubs that provide an effective foil for herbaceous perennials in a mixed border. At the heart of this book is a comprehensive plant directory that provides detailed descriptions, including full cultivation advice for over 400 top-performing trees and shrubs. Further advice on pruning, information on planting to encourage wildlife and handy lists that allow readers to search by colour, height and other characteristics are invaluable.
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Tree Identification Book

Author: George W. Symonds

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062281453

Category: Gardening

Page: 100

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A new method for the practical identification and recognition of trees -- and an important supplement to existing botanical methods. The book is in two parts: Pictorial Keys and Master Pages. The Keys are designed for easy visual comparison of details which look alike, narrowing the identification of a tree to one of a small group -- the family or genus. Then, in the Master Pages, the species of the tree is determined, with similar details placed together to highlight differences within the family group, thus eliminating all other possibilities. The details of the Oak trees on this plate are an example of the system. All of the more than 1500 photographs were made specifically for use in this book and were taken either in the field or of carefully collected specimens. Where possible, details such as leaves, fruit, etc., appear in actual size, or in the same scale.
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The Urban Tree

Author: Duncan Goodwin

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351969331

Category: Architecture

Page: 282

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There is a growing evidence base that documents the social, environmental and economic benefits that urban trees can deliver. Trees are, however, under threat today as never before due to competition for space imposed by development, other hard infrastructures, increased pressure on the availability of financial provision from local authorities and a highly cautious approach to risk management in a modern litigious society. It is, therefore, incumbent upon all of us in construction and urban design disciplines to pursue a set of goals that not only preserve existing trees where we can, but also ensure that new plantings are appropriately specified and detailed to enable their successful establishment and growth to productive maturity. Aimed at developers, urban planners, urban designers, landscape architects and arboriculturists, this book takes a candid look at the benefits that trees provide alongside the threats that are eliminating them from our towns and cities. It takes a simple, applied approach that explores a combination of science and practical experience to help ensure a pragmatic and reasoned approach to decision-making in terms of tree selection, specification, placement and establishment. In this way, trees can successfully be incorporated within our urban landscapes, so that we can continue to reap the benefits they provide.
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Tree Roots in the Built Environment

Author: John Roberts,Nick Jackson,Mark Smith

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780117536203

Category: Architecture

Page: 488

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This publication sets out a comprehensive review of tree root biology and covers a broad range of practical issues that need to be considered in order to grow trees successfully in our towns and cities and to realise the significant benefits they provide in built environments. Topics covered include: soil condition and roots; improving tree root growth in urban soils; water supply and drought amelioration for amenity trees; coping with soil contamination; protecting trees during excavation and good trenching practice; control of damage to tree roots on construction sites; tree root damage to buildings and pavements, sewers, drains and pipes; research needs and sustainability issues.
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The Tree Book

A Practical Guide to Selecting and Maintaining the Best Trees for Your Yard and Garden

Author: Jeffrey G. Meyer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743249744

Category: Gardening

Page: 394

View: 7214

The host of public television's "Tree Stories" has written the ideal book for homeowners and gardeners, focusing on trees as outdoor "furniture" that complement, complete, and raise the property value of any home or structure.
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Gardening With Conifers

Author: Adrian Bloom

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781770859081

Category: Gardening

Page: 232

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"Covers virtually every aspect of conifer use and culture in a format accessible to horticultural students and home gardeners alike ... Magnificently highlighted by more than 250 striking color photographs ... Conifers are showcased in their full glory as richly textured, brilliantly colored, and subtly structured plants deserving of a spot in every garden." -- Booklist Fifteen years after this review, we present a revised and expanded edition of this highly acclaimed reference. Among the changes is the addition of a foreword by Michael A. Dirr, author of such classics as Dirr's Hardy Trees and Shrubs: An Illustrated Encyclopedia. New content and updates are found in "Why Conifers?," "The Magic of Conifers," "A Closer Look at Conifers" and in the detailed practical section, "Growing Conifers in Your Garden." This edition features the author's comprehensively revised Directory of 600 conifers, so current that it includes Wollemia nobilis, a two million-year-old species only recently found and genetically identified, and available at a select few nurseries. Other new features are "Conifers that Grow on You" and "The Mauergarten Story," which chronicles the author's design of the garden at one of Germany's premiere nurseries. Comprehensive in scope and lavishly illustrated, the book includes a directory of more than 600 conifers and expert advice on: Size and growth rates, Canada/USA hardiness ratings Site and soil preferences Planting, maintenance and propagation Pruning, pests and diseases Dwarf conifers and ground covers Conifers in containers, moving conifers, and more. Gardening with Conifers is a thorough and beautiful guide to coniferous trees and shrubs of the world available to North American gardeners. Stunning color photographs show conifers young and old in a variety of environments, from small gardens to many-acred gardens. It reveals the magic that conifers bring to a garden and how they create structure and balance for year-round visual interest and color.
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The Evolution of Plants

Author: Kathy Willis,Jennifer McElwain

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019929223X

Category: Nature

Page: 398

View: 9123

Blends evidence from the fossil record and data from biomolecular studies to tell the story of plant evolution from the earliest forms of life to the present day. Its straightforward explanations and clear illustrations provide the most accessible introduction to plant evolution available.
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Leaf Defence

Author: Edward E. Farmer

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191651206

Category: Science

Page: 224

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Leaves are among the most abundant organs on earth and are a defining feature of most terrestrial ecosystems. However, a leaf is also a potential meal for a hungry animal and the question therefore arises, why does so much foliage survive in nature? What mechanisms protect leaves so that, on a global scale, only a relatively small proportion of living leaf material is consumed? Leaf survival is in large part due to two processes: firstly, leaf-eating organisms fall prey to predators (top-down pressure on the herbivore); secondly, leaves defend themselves (bottom-up pressure on the herbivore). Remarkably, these two types of event are often linked; they are controlled and coordinated by plants and the molecular mechanisms that underlie this are now beginning to emerge. This novel text focuses exclusively on the leaf, on the herbivorous organisms that attack leaves, and the mechanisms that plants use to defend these vital organs. It begins with an assessment of the scale of herbivory, before examining direct physical and chemical defences on leaf surfaces and within the leaf itself. Although some leaf defences are easily seen, most operate at the molecular level and are therefore invisible to the naked eye. Many of these recently elucidated mechanisms are described. Throughout the book, perspectives from both the laboratory and the field are combined. A central feature of the work is its emphasis on the coevolution of leaf defences and the digestive tracts of animals including humans, making the book of relevance in understanding the role of leaf defences in agriculture. Leaf Defence is suitable for senior undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in plant science, as well as a broader audience of biologists and biochemists seeking a comprehensive and authoritative overview of this exciting and emerging topic.
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Fine Gardening

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Landscape gardening

Page: N.A

View: 893

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Fortress Plant

How to survive when everything wants to eat you

Author: Dale Walters

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191062847

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 1551

The survival of plants on our planet is nothing short of miraculous. They are virtually stationary packages of food, providing sustenance for a vast array of organisms, ranging from bacteria and fungi, through to insects, and even other plants. But plants are master survivors, having coped with changing environments and evolving predators over much of the history of life on earth. They have surveillance systems and defences that would put most modern armies to shame. They need to have a formidable armoury, because their enemies have sophisticated weaponry of their own. In this often hostile world, battles are fought daily, often to the death. These battles are not trivial - they matter, because life on this fragile planet of ours depends on plants. In this book Dale Walters takes readers on a journey through these battlefields, exploring how predators try to fool plants' surveillance systems and, if they manage to do so, how they gain access to the nourishment they require. Incredibly, successful attackers can manipulate plant function in order to suppress any attempt by the plant to mount defensive action, while at the same time ensuring a steady supply of food for their own survival. Walters shows how plants respond to such attacks, the defences they use, and how the attacked plant can communicate its plight to its neighbours. These skirmishes represent the latest stage in an unending evolutionary war between plants and organisms that feed on them. These battles might be on a micro scale, but they are every bit as fierce, complicated, and fascinating as the battles between animal predators and prey.
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Flowers of the Himalaya

A Supplement

Author: Adam Stainton

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195644159

Category: Gardening

Page: 128

View: 8520

This Is The First Book Of Its Kind For Identifying The Wild Flowers Of The Himalaya, From Kashmir And Ladakh To The Nepal-Sikkim Border In The East.
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Molecular Genetic Approaches in Conservation

Author: Thomas Bates Smith,Robert K. Wayne

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 019509526X

Category: Science

Page: 483

View: 1859

Outlining the basic tools and principles in the application of molecular techniques to conservation issues, this new resource explores the various uses of DNA in conservation genetics, the genetic analysis of population structure, and estimation of migration parameters from genetic data.
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Grasses and Grassland Ecology

Author: David J. Gibson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019852918X

Category: Science

Page: 305

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Grasses and Grassland Ecology provides an ecologically orientated introduction to this influential group of plants, summarizing the most recent scientific research in ecology and agriculture in the context of the older, classic literature. Ten chapters cover the morphology, anatomy, physiology and systematics of grasses, their population, community and ecosystem ecology, their global distribution, and the effects of disturbanceand grassland management.
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