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The Untouchable Tree: An Illustrated Guide to Earthly Wisdom & Arboreal Delights
The Untouchable Tree
An Illustrated Guide to Earthly Wisdom & Arboreal Delights
Hardcover      ISBN: 1602393389

An artist shares his love of trees with his brilliant paintings and thoughtful words. According to Peter Stone, "any book about trees can't help but be a book about people," and so his book is about our connection to the magnificence, the transcendence, and the essential nature of trees. Throughout human history, they have served as shelter and as symbol. And today, more than ever, our destiny is tied to theirs. The Untouchable Tree is a unique exploration of our relationship with these amazing plants. It covers everything from our exploitation of trees for material gain to our unique love of woodlands, parks, and forests. Peter C. Stone is an artist in the best sense of the word. His paintings and his words remind us of why we love trees and forests--and why they are important. 30 color illustrations.

Trees of Wisconsin Field Guide
Trees of Wisconsin Field Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 1647550971

Learn to Identify Trees in Wisconsin

With this famous field guide by award-winning author and naturalist Stan Tekiela, you can make tree identification simple, informative, and productive. There's no need to look through dozens of photos of trees that don't grow in Wisconsin. Learn about 101 species--every native tree plus common non-natives--found in the state. Species are organized by leaf type and attachment. Just look at a tree's leaves, then go to the correct section to learn what it is. Fact-filled information contains the particulars that you want to know, while full-page photographs provide the visual detail needed for accurate identification.

Book Features

  • 101 species--every native tree plus common non-natives
  • Fact-filled information and stunning, professional photographs
  • Easy-to-use thumb tabs showing leaf type and attachment
  • Compare feature showing average tree height
  • Stan's Notes, including naturalist tidbits and facts

This new edition includes updated photographs, expanded information, and even more of Stan's expert insights. Grab Trees of Wisconsin Field Guide for your next outing--to help you positively identify the trees that you see.

The Minnesota Lawn Guide: Attaining and Maintaining the Lawn You Want
The Minnesota Lawn Guide
Attaining and Maintaining the Lawn You Want
Paperback      ISBN: 1591864151

The Lawn Guide Series takes the mystery out of lawn care and maintenance. The book describes how to properly plant, fertilize and water as well as recommendations on how to address the inevitable lawn problems.

The Tree: A Natural History of What Trees Are, How They Live, and Why They Matter
The Tree
A Natural History of What Trees Are, How They Live, and Why They Matter
Paperback      ISBN: 0307395391
A blend of history, science, philosophy, and environmentalism, The Tree is an engaging and elegant look at the life of the tree and what modern research tells us about their future.

There are redwoods in California that were ancient by the time Columbus first landed, and pines still alive that germinated around the time humans invented writing. There are Douglas firs as tall as skyscrapers, and a banyan tree in Calcutta as big as a football field.

From the tallest to the smallest, trees inspire wonder in all of us, and in The Tree, Colin Tudge travels around the world--throughout the United States, the Costa Rican rain forest, Panama and Brazil, India, New Zealand, China, and most of Europe--bringing to life stories and facts about the trees around us: how they grow old, how they eat and reproduce, how they talk to one another (and they do), and why they came to exist in the first place. He considers the pitfalls of being tall; the things that trees produce, from nuts and rubber to wood; and even the complicated debt that we as humans owe them.

Tudge takes us to the Amazon in flood, when the water is deep enough to submerge the forest entirely and fish feed on fruit while river dolphins race through the canopy. He explains the "memory" of a tree: how those that have been shaken by wind grow thicker and sturdier, while those attacked by pests grow smaller leaves the following year; and reveals how it is that the same trees found in the United States are also native to China (but not Europe).

From tiny saplings to centuries-old redwoods and desert palms, from the backyards of the American heartland to the rain forests of the Amazon and the bamboo forests, Colin Tudge takes the reader on a journey through history and illuminates our ever-present but often ignored companions.
Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes
Planting in a Post-Wild World
Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes
Hardcover      ISBN: 1604695536
"As practical as it is poetic. . . . an optimistic call to action." --Chicago Tribune

Over time, with industrialization and urban sprawl, we have driven nature out of our neighborhoods and cities. But we can invite it back by designing landscapes that look and function more like they do in the wild: robust, diverse, and visually harmonious. Planting in a Post-Wild World by Thomas Rainer and Claudia West is an inspiring call to action dedicated to the idea of a new nature--a hybrid of both the wild and the cultivated--that can flourish in our cities and suburbs. This is both a post-wild manifesto and practical guide that describes how to incorporate and layer plants into plant communities to create an environment that is reflective of natural systems and thrives within our built world.
Traditions Through the Trees: Weyrhaeuser's First 100 Years
Traditions Through the Trees
Weyrhaeuser's First 100 Years
Hardcover      ISBN: 0935503277

A beautifully illustrated history of the values that govern the resources of Weyerhaeuser, an American icon.Weyerhaeuser is both a legend in the forest products industry and the steward of the largest private softwood forests in the world. Its management tenets are rooted in corporate values established 100 years ago. This book explores the origin of Weyerhaeuser's practices, and explains how the company is guided by principle-based relationships and its century-old respect for its resources and the communities with which it works. Beautifully illustrated with historic and contemporary images from the Weyerhaeuser archives, Traditions Through the Trees captures the spirit that has guided the company's destiny since 1900.

Armitage's Vines and Climbers: A Gardener's Guide to the Best Vertical Plants
Armitage's Vines and Climbers
A Gardener's Guide to the Best Vertical Plants
Hardcover      ISBN: 1604690399
"Climbing plants are hugely underrated--this book with its lively expression of deep knowledge should encourage everyone to grow more of them." --No l Kingsbury

Climbing plants constitute a huge, and largely untapped, resource for today's gardeners. Because their habit of growth is primarily vertical, they can be used for utilitarian as well as ornamental purposes like providing privacy, or screening eyesores.

In this comprehensive reference, renowned horticulturist Allan Armitage selects and profiles the most useful and attractive climbing plants for a wide range of sites and conditions, from well-known favourites like clematis, morning glories, and wisteria to more unusual plants like Dutchman's pipe, passion flowers, and the tropical mandevillas. Each profile includes a general description (enlivened by Armitage's trademark wry humour) along with the plant's hardiness, plant family, best method of propagation, method of climbing, and etymology of botanical and common names."Climbing plants are hugely underrated--this book with its lively expression of deep knowledge should encourage everyone to grow more of them." --No l Kingsbury
Tree and Shrub Gardening for Minnesota and Wisconsin
Tree and Shrub Gardening for Minnesota and Wisconsin
Paperback      ISBN: 1551054833

With this beautiful book at your fingertips, you can select, plant and care for the trees and shrubs that suit the conditions present in your garden: * Detailed listings for 75 different species of trees and shrubs, along with information on more than 850 recommended varieties and cultivars best suited for Minnesota and Wisconsin gardens * Size, shape and growing zone * Notes on the best features of each species or variety * What tree or shrub to select for a specific location * How to plant, prune and propagate * Soil, moisture and sunlight requirements * Year-round maintenance * Tips for solving pest and disease problems * Color photographs throughout.

National Audubon Society Trees of North America
National Audubon Society Trees of North America
Hardcover      ISBN: 0525655719
From the creators of the world's most trusted field guides--a go-to source for millions of nature lovers--comes a completely new and unparalleled reference work: the most comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date guide to the trees of North America.

This handsome volume is the result of a collaboration among leading scientists, scholars, taxonomic and field experts, photo editors, and designers. An indispensable reference, it covers more than 540 species, with nearly 2,500 full-color photographs--including images of the bark, fruit, and flowers, as well as photos that illustrate leaf shape and seasonal color changes. For ease of use, the book includes a glossary, a robust index, and a ribbon marker, and is arranged according to the latest Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification system--with trees sorted by taxonomic orders and grouped by family, so that related species are presented together. Readers will appreciate the crisp detail of the photographs; range maps (reflecting the impact of climate change); physical descriptions; and information on fruit, habitat, uses, and similar species. The guide includes an important new category on conservation status and essays by leading scholars who provide holistic insights into the world of trees. Whether putting a name to the towering conifers spotted along a hike or getting to know the trees that grow in the backyard, readers will come to rely on this work of remarkable breadth, depth, and elegance. It is a must-have reference for the library of any nature lover, and is poised to become the number one guide in the field.
The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature's Great Connectors
The Songs of Trees
Stories from Nature's Great Connectors
Paperback      ISBN: 0143111302
The author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Forest Unseen visits with nature's most magnificent networkers -- trees

"Both a love song to trees, an exploration of their biology, and a wonderfully philosophical analysis of their role they play in human history and in modern culture." - Science Friday

WINNER OF THE 2018 JOHN BURROUGHS MEDAL FOR OUTSTANDING NATURAL HISTORY WRITING

David Haskell has won acclaim for eloquent writing and deep engagement with the natural world. Now, he brings his powers of observation to the biological networks that surround all species, including humans. Haskell repeatedly visits a dozen trees, exploring connections with people, microbes, fungi, and other plants and animals. He takes us to trees in cities (from Manhattan to Jerusalem), forests (Amazonian, North American, and boreal) and areas on the front lines of environmental change (eroding coastlines, burned mountainsides, and war zones.) In each place he shows how human history, ecology, and well-being are intimately intertwined with the lives of trees.

Scientific, lyrical, and contemplative, Haskell reveals the biological connections that underpin all life. In a world beset by barriers, he reminds us that life's substance and beauty emerge from relationship and interdependence.