Native Trees for North American Landscapes: From the Atlantic to the Rockies

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Many common native trees are just as beautiful as cultivated exotics. Since they have evolved with local conditions and are well adapted to their climate, they often require less maintenance and won't escape to invade a balanced ecosystem. The authors' extensive horticultural knowledge is distilled in this comprehensive cross section of trees native to North America, from the Atlantic to the Rockies and from northern Canada to the Gulf Coast. The main section of the book is divided into tree profiles, each ...

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Overview

Many common native trees are just as beautiful as cultivated exotics. Since they have evolved with local conditions and are well adapted to their climate, they often require less maintenance and won't escape to invade a balanced ecosystem. The authors' extensive horticultural knowledge is distilled in this comprehensive cross section of trees native to North America, from the Atlantic to the Rockies and from northern Canada to the Gulf Coast. The main section of the book is divided into tree profiles, each describing flowers and fruit, native and adaptive range, culture, and problems. The authors also list the best seasonal features — whether a tree has striking bark in winter, for example, or bright fruit in fall. In all, more than 650 species and varieties, and more than 500 cultivars, are discussed.

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Editorial Reviews

Newark Star-Ledger
"For trees, the authoritative guide is Native Trees for North American Landscapes."

—John Van de Water, Newark Star-Ledger, April 13, 2006

Choice
"Filled with useful information regarding native trees, this book also contains numerous beautiful color photographs that make it enjoyable reading for both horticultural experts and novices."

—B. Rowe, Choice, September 2004

The New York Times
"Gives marcescent a more hopeful spin."

—Verlyn Klinkenborg, New York Times, June 6, 2004

Smith Mountain Laker Magazine
"It's a helpful reference you'll return to repeatedly."
— Catriona Tudor Erler
Smith Mountain Laker Magazine - Catriona Tudor Erler
"It's a helpful reference you'll return to repeatedly."
From the Publisher
"Gives marcescent a more hopeful spin."
—Verlyn Klinkenborg, New York Times, June 6, 2004

"It's a helpful reference you'll return to repeatedly."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881926071
  • Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/15/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 552
  • Sales rank: 1,108,120
  • Product dimensions: 8.86 (w) x 11.28 (h) x 1.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Guy Sternberg is a landscape architect, arborist, tree consultant, writer, lecturer, and photographer from Illinois. He has propagated and grown hundreds of species of trees, both native and nonnative, and maintains his own research arboretum, Starhill Forest, with his wife, Edie. He was the first president of the International Oak Society and is a life member of the International Dendrology Society, the International Society of Arboriculture, and American Forests. Sternberg gives classes and presentations all over the country.

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