- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
Denver Rocky Mountain News"Excellent updated edition full of color photos and 'how-to' drawings."
—Dale Langford, Rocky Mountain News, June 26, 2004
How, when, and where to prune? The questions that beset every gardener never change, but the solutions do.
The Pruning of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers recommends the best pruning techniques and practices. This unique encyclopedic treatment details the best pruning methods for more than 450 genera of trees, shrubs, conifers, and woody climbers. The A-Z format covers several thousand species, yet remains a manageable and practical reference. Kirkham clearly explains the reasons behind pruning techniques as well as how to apply them.
"Good pruning is known both as an art and a science, and this book helps the gardener accomplish both."
"[This] has to be the definitive guide and a must-have book for all enthusiastic gardeners and professional horticulturists."
|Ch. 1||The General Principles of Pruning||15|
|Ch. 2||The Pruning of Trees and Conifers||37|
|Ch. 3||The Pruning of Shrubs and Climbers||83|
|Ch. 4||Pruning in Special Circumstances||105|
|Ch. 5||Pest and Disease Control||127|
|Ch. 6||The Specific Pruning Needs of the Genera||131|
|App. I||Some Common Names with Their Botanical Equivalents||307|
|App. II: Tools and Equipment||311|