Beyond bark, branches, and leaves, what do you see when you look at your trees? This must-have reference for anyone who owns property will teach you to assess your trees’ health and keep it growing happily. Whether they are young or ancient, on a city sidewalk or in the backyard, here are all the details to provide the best possible care. Each tree has to respond to its environmental challenges—from lightning strikes to harsh urban reflected light and road salt—and planting the right tree in the right place is a key first step. Also included is a pruning primer that illustrates techniques to help avoid expensive mistakes, and a glossary of tree anatomy and functions.