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Small Trees for the Tropical Landscape: A Gardener's Guide

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Here, Rauch (horticulture, emeritus, Univ. of Hawaii) and Weissich (director, emeritus, Honolulu Botanical Gardens) address a problem facing cities today: the destruction of the "urban forest" because of expanding cityscapes. Using studies that reveal how only one tree is planted for every four trees lost to urban development, they suggest the trend can be reversed by repopulating developed areas with small trees. Neatly divided into two alphabetical-by-genus sections—regular-sized trees and "tailored small trees," which may be large shrubs selectively pruned to grow into trees—the book covers more than 200 species, subspecies, varieties, cultivars, and hybrids. There are lots of color photographs but only brief descriptions of each tree and almost no planting or care instructions. Regionally specific, the trees included are mainly native to Hawaii, South America, Asia, and Australia. VERDICT Recommended only for readers located in these tropical regions or for libraries with comprehensive gardening collections.—Jenny Contakos, Southwest Florida Coll. Lib., Fort Myers
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824833084
  • Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, The
  • Publication date: 7/1/2009
  • Edition description: New
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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