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Tree & Shrub Gardening For Minnesota And Wisconsin
Tree & Shrub Gardening For Minnesota And Wisconsin
Paperback      ISBN: 1551054833
Demonstrates the proper selection and care of trees and shrubs that will do well in the climate of the Great Lakes region and includes more than five hundred color photographs and information on pruning, optimal location, maturity, planting, pests, and diseases. Original.
Trees
Trees
Paperback      ISBN: 1564580725
A field guide to trees around the world, each depicted by a full-color photograph with a caption that describes key features and points of differentiation
Young Men & Fire
Young Men & Fire
Paperback      ISBN: 0226500624
A witness to the Montana Mann Gulch fire of 1949 explores the mysteries of the tragedy, with eyewitness accounts, new evidence, and research from fire scientists
The Horticulture Gardener's Guide to Shrubs
The Horticulture Gardener's Guide to Shrubs
Paperback      ISBN: 1558707484
A richly illustrated guide to the use of shrubs in a landscape introduces the fundamental principles of garden design using various types of shrubs, provides information on how to select the right shrubs, and offers valuable tips on preparing the soil, planting shrubs, plant care, climate, garden accessories, pruning, and more. Original.
Going Native: Biodiversity in Our Own Backyards
Going Native
Biodiversity in Our Own Backyards
Paperback      ISBN: 0945352859
Taylor's Guide to Ornamental Grasses
Taylor's Guide to Ornamental Grasses
Paperback      ISBN: 0395797616
Provides an introduction to ornamental grasses, discussing the different types and their uses, and includes a description of each specimen and growing tips for each type
Untouchable Tree: An Illustrated Guide to Earthly Wisdom & Arboreal Delights
Untouchable Tree
An Illustrated Guide to Earthly Wisdom & Arboreal Delights
Hardcover      ISBN: 1602393389
Fans of Peter Stone's art will enjoy this volume, which presents his paintings of various kinds of American trees in full-page color plates in an oversized format (8.75x10.5"), accompanied by his musings on trees, Eastern and Western philosophy, native American culture, and contemporary environmental issues. The book concludes with a list of suggested discussion questions. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature's Great Connectors
The Songs of Trees
Stories from Nature's Great Connectors
Hardcover      ISBN: 052542752x
A professor of biology and environmental studies, and Pulitzer Prize finalist for The Forest Unseen, visits twelve trees around the world and discusses the biological relationships that sustain life, including bacterial communities, cooperative animals and fungal partners.
The Pine Barrens
The Pine Barrens
Paperback      ISBN: 0374514429
Most people think of New Jersey as a suburban-industrial corridor that runs between New York and Philadelphia. Yet in the low center of the state is a near wilderness, larger than most national parks, which has been known since the seventeenth century as the Pine Barrens. The term refers to the predominant trees in the vast forests that cover the area and to the quality of the soils below, which are too sandy and acid to be good for farming. On all sides, however, developments of one kind or another have gradually moved in, so that now the central and integral forest is reduced to about a thousand square miles. Although New Jersey has the heaviest population density of any state, huge segments of the Pine Barrens remain uninhabited. The few people who dwell in the region, the “Pineys,” are little known and often misunderstood. Here McPhee uses his uncanny skills as a journalist to explore the history of the region and describe the people—and their distinctive folklore—who call it home. Most people think of New Jersey as a suburban-industrial corridor that runs between New York and Philadelphia. Yet in the low center of the state is a near wilderness, larger than most national parks, which has been known since the seventeenth century as the Pine Barrens. The term refers to the predominant trees in the vast forests that cover the area and to the quality of the soils below, which are too sandy and acid to be good for farming. On all sides, however, developments of one kind or another have gradually moved in, so that now the central and integral forest is reduced to about a thousand square miles. Although New Jersey has the heaviest population density of any state, huge segments of the Pine Barrens remain uninhabited. The few people who dwell in the region, the “Pineys,” are little known and often misunderstood. Here McPhee uses his uncanny skills as a journalist to explore the history of the region and describe the people—and their distinctive folklore—who call it home.
Introduction to Trees of the San Francisco Bay Region
Introduction to Trees of the San Francisco Bay Region
Paperback      ISBN: 0520230078
The mild Mediterranean climate of the San Francisco Bay Region nurtures an enormous variety of trees: majestic oaks and coast redwoods, lovely flowering dogwood and western redbud, graceful bigleaf maple, and many others. This guidebook, with its easy-to-use keys, informative species accounts, and copious illustrations, is the perfect guide to California's native and naturalized trees for those who want a handy, authoritative manual to carry into the field. o Species descriptions give fascinating and little-known facts about each tree and suggest locales to visit for viewing them o 250 color photographs illustrate traits essential for identification and show surrounding habitats for many species o Provides detailed tips on learning to use keys and other identification aids o Covers all nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Region and includes trees found in adjacent Monterey and Mendocino counties The mild Mediterranean climate of the San Francisco Bay Region nurtures an enormous variety of trees: majestic oaks and coast redwoods, lovely flowering dogwood and western redbud, graceful bigleaf maple, and many others. This guidebook, with its easy-to-use keys, informative species accounts, and copious illustrations, is the perfect guide to California's native and naturalized trees for those who want a handy, authoritative manual to carry into the field. o Species descriptions give fascinating and little-known facts about each tree and suggest locales to visit for viewing them o 250 color photographs illustrate traits essential for identification and show surrounding habitats for many species o Provides detailed tips on learning to use keys and other identification aids o Covers all nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Region and includes trees found in adjacent Monterey and Mendocino counties