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 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.
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. 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, the Sixth Edition of 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.
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About the Authors:
P.P. Pirone is Plant Pathologist Emeritus at the New York Botanical Garden. John Hartman is Professor of Plant Pathology at the University of Kentucky, and an award-winning member of the International Society of Arboriculture. Mary Ann Sall has a Ph.D. in Forest Pathology and was formerly a member of the faculty of the University of California, Davis. Thomas P. Pirone (the author's son) is Professor and former Chairman of the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Kentucky.
"This is an indispensable guide for anyone involved with the maintenance and care of trees."--Tree Magazine
NOTE TO ALL ETHICAL COPYWRITERS: THIS REVIEW COMES VERBATIM FROM JACKET COPY. "The definitive source of information on North American landscape trees for over 40 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 lateest techniques in selecting, planting and protecting trees....Anyone serious about gardening will want this book on the shelf." --Journal of Arboriculture
"The material is so lucidly presented that intelligent amateurs can easily use it. If you are seriously concerned with caring for trees, this is the book to have.--Flower and Garden
"Tree-work firms will find this book a useful source of practical information."--Forestry
"Especially useful in diagnosing tree troubles.... This book, which has become a standard since its initial publication, will be found highly useful by homeowners, students, and arborists."--Horticultural Science
"A valuable guide--not only for arborists, nurserymen, and landscape architects, but also for all foresters to whom John Q. Public brings questions about his shade-tree problems."--Journal of Forestry
"Well-organized, clearly indexed, and beautifully illustrated...an encyclopedic text by an expert with years of experience."--Bio-Dynamics
"With our increasingly nature-conscious public becoming more and more aware of the importance of trees to our general welfare, Pirone's work...will remain a popular and useful book for all those dealing with trees."--Plant Science Bulletin
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0195043707
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110195043707