Landscaping with Trees in the Midwest: A Guide for Residential and Commercial Properties

Landscaping with Trees in the Midwest: A Guide for Residential and Commercial Properties

by Scott Zanon, Scott A. Zanon

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Overview

2015 Garden Writers Association, Silver Award of Achievement

Trees not only add beauty and value to property but also enhance the physical environment by providing shade, reflecting heat, and blocking wind. Choosing the right trees for the right location and conditions, however, is not always easy: each species has its own requirements for sunlight, water, drainage, and protection.

Landscaping with Trees in the Midwest: A Guide for Residential and Commercial Properties describes sixty-five desirable tree species, their characteristics, and their uses. More than 325 color photographs illustrate the appearance of each species through the seasons—including height, shape, bark, flowers, and fall colors—as well as other factors that influence selection and siting in order to help the landscape professional or homeowner make informed choices.

This guidebook also considers trees as a factor in overall environmental health and gives special consideration to the effects of the emerald ash borer, which continues to wreak havoc in wooded areas of the Midwest, offering replacement alternatives for vulnerable areas. In addition to the text and photos, the book includes a table of growth rates and sizes, a map of hardiness zones, and other valuable reference tools.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804011518
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Publication date: 06/24/2014
Edition description: 1
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Scott A. Zanon is a consultant providing advice and services to the green industry regarding tree and turfgrass issues. He holds degrees in agronomy and horticulture and is the author of Desirable Trees for the Midwest.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword to the First Edition
  • Preface to the Expanded Edition
  • Preface to the First Edition
  • Acknowledgments
  • Trees versus Turf
  • Why Plant Trees?
  • Selecting Trees
  • Selective Pruning and Shade Seeding
  • Tree Cultural Practices
  • List of 65 Desirable Trees
  • Tree Growth Rates & Sizes Table
  • United States Hardiness Zone Maps
  • Individual List by Scientific Name with Color Photographs
  • Emerald Ash Borer: EAB
  • Plant Usage Guide: Scientific Name
  • Plant Usage Guide: Common Name
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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