Author: John R. Hartman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2000-04-06
Praised by The New York Times as "an indispensable guide for the homeowner and the professional," Tree Maintenance has been the definitive source on maintenance of North American landscape trees for over fifty years, an essential reference not only for arborists, nurserymen, and landscape architects, but for all homeowners who want to keep their trees healthy and pest free. The Seventh Edition, now named in honor of Dr. P. P. Pirone, who authored the first five editions and co-authored the sixth, has been revised to reflect the enormous amount of new information available since the last edition, including the latest techniques in selecting, planting, and protecting trees. The authors explain how to evaluate the site (the soil, drainage, and exposure), how to select the right tree for that location, and how to prune, fertilize, and spray for pests. There is an extensive section on the diagnosis and control of tree pests and diseases, and on problems such as construction damage, gas injury, sunscald, leaf scorch, and air pollution. While the general structure of the sixth edition has been retained, there are several topics--notably hazardous trees and coping with tree pests and diseases--that have received greater attention than in previous versions of the book. The second half of the book comprises a systematic listing of the major landscape trees found in North America, describing the specific pests and diseases that attack each species. Well organized, clearly written, and beautifully illustrated with many new photographs, Pirone's Tree Maintenance is an encyclopedic resource, the first place to turn for information on dogwoods and elms, magnolias and redwoods, or any other tree growing in North America. Anyone serious about gardening will want this book on their shelf.
Author: Pascal Pompey Pirone
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 1978
Tree Maintenance has been the definitive source on maintenance of North American landscape trees for over forty years, an essential reference not only for arborists, nurserymen, and landscape architects, but for all homeowners who want to keep their trees healthy and pest-free. The Sixth Edition has been completely revised and reorganized to reflect the enormous amount of new information available since the last edition, including the latest techniques in selecting, planting, and protecting trees.
A professional arborist shares his deep knowledge of trees with readers, revealing the secrets to tree placement, choosing a healthy tree from a nursery, and selecting great urban varieties, as well as instructions for planting, pruning, and watering instructions and advice on how to protect trees from disease, pests, and damaging weather. Simultaneous. 12,000 first printing.
Author: George W. Symonds
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 2013-05-28
A new method for the practical identification and recognition of trees -- and an important supplement to existing botanical methods. The book is in two parts: Pictorial Keys and Master Pages. The Keys are designed for easy visual comparison of details which look alike, narrowing the identification of a tree to one of a small group -- the family or genus. Then, in the Master Pages, the species of the tree is determined, with similar details placed together to highlight differences within the family group, thus eliminating all other possibilities. The details of the Oak trees on this plate are an example of the system. All of the more than 1500 photographs were made specifically for use in this book and were taken either in the field or of carefully collected specimens. Where possible, details such as leaves, fruit, etc., appear in actual size, or in the same scale.
Author: Richard D. Schein
Release Date: 1993-01-01
The first general book on this subject. Simply written for the non-professional engaged in establishing, maintaining & restoring a town streettree system. Author is a professional botanist & tree commission chairman. Emphasis on small towns, cities. Comprehensive: Chapters on history of streettrees in America, municipal tree ordinances, municipal arborists, standards; streettree inventories & uses, estimating value of trees; how trees grow; site evaluation; physical, biological, visual & spatial constraints on planting, tree spacing; aesthetic concerns; selecting the right trees, tree form, winter hardiness; lists (40 pages) of trees for general use, specific sites, problem areas; when to plant, specifications for contractors, ordering, shipping, storing; planting bareroot, balled-&-burlapped, container-grown trees; staking, fertilizing; pruning; root growth; manual or arboricultural specifications; redoing the small town downtown, treewells, irrigation systems; conflict of trees & wires, solutions; administration of town program. Appendixes include master plan, sample ordinances, standards for nursery stock, contract specifications. 229 illustrations. Written specifically for the thousands of smaller communities engaged in municipal, state & federal programs of renewed planting & maintenance of streettrees which cannot afford full-time professional arborists. Available direct from TreeWorks, 526 West Nittany Avenue, State College, PA 16801-4058, (814) 237-4437.
Author: Igor Lacan
Release Date: 2007
The third study (The Good, the Bad, and the Abiotic) presents the results of a questionnaire-based survey of urban tree suitability and use patterns, and urban tree problems in the San Francisco Bay Area. The questionnaire was sent to 53 cities, and 50 responded. Most common tree is Platanus x acerifolia, most problematic is Liquidambar styraciflua and best-performing is Pistacia chinensis . Most problematic insects are aphids, (host: Liriodendron tulipifera), and the worst disease is anthracnose (host: P. acerifolia). Soil problems were listed as the most damaging abiotic factor.