Trees for Architecture and Landscape / Edition 2

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The definitive source on trees whose characteristics make them especially useful in relation to buildings and outdoor spaces, this beautiful, jargon-free book will appeal to homeowners as well as professionals. It contains full-page photographs of major species in both summer and winter.

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A book about trees whose structure, habit, and other characteristics make them especially useful to architects. Contains full-page portraits of mature specimens, with summer and winter photos of deciduous types. Practical considerations are covered, such as trees' biological structure, protection, buying, planting, street and rooftop planting, special effects, and design. Factual outlines of the design attributes of each tree are given, with photos of immature specimens and a hardiness map. Also lists trees by state and classifies them by various design attributes. Photos are b&w, with four pages of color photos of flowering & colorful trees. Includes a glossary but no bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471285243
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/28/1994
  • Series: Landscape Architecture Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 8.74 (w) x 11.38 (h) x 1.15 (d)

Meet the Author

Author Robert L. Zion is a legend in the field of landscape design,best known for his inspired and original landscape designs for thesculpture garden at the Museum of Modern Art, the Bamboo Garden atthe IBM Corporate Headquarters, Bayfront Plaza in Corpus Christi,Paley Park in New York City, and countless award-winningresidential landscapes in Los Angeles, Palm Beach, Princeton, andother communities worldwide. In 1984, his firm, Zion & BreenAssociates, was chosen by the National Park Service to restore thelandscape of The Statue of Liberty. Mr. Zion was recently awardedthe Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award of the Harvard UniversityGraduate School of Design.

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Table of Contents



Trees: The Facts of Life.

Protection of Existing Trees.

On Buying Trees.

On Planting Trees.

Street Trees.

Rooftop Planting.

Special Effects.

Designing with Trees.






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