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    DescriptionAmong the first titles published at Timber Press, and with more than 150,000 copies in print, "Japanese Maples" is a classic. Japanese maples are unlike any other tree. They boast a remarkable diversity of color, form, and texture. As a result of hundreds of years of careful breeding, they take the center stage in any garden they are found. In the last decade, the number of Japanese maple cultivars available to gardeners has doubled and there is a pressing need for an up-to-date reference. This new fourth edition offers detailed descriptions of over 150 new introductions, updates to plant nomenclature, and new insights into established favorites. Gardeners will relish the practical advice that puts successful cultivation within everyone's grasp. Accurate identification is made simple with over 600 easy-to-follow descriptions and 500 color photographs.


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    Title
    Japanese Maples
    Subtitle
    The Complete Guide to Selection and Cultivation
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) J.D. Vertrees, By (author) Peter Gregory
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 404
    Width: 224 mm
    Height: 279 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 1,814 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780881929324
    ISBN 10: 0881929328
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: GAR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.2
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPJ
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: WMPS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14270
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 06
    B&T General Subject: 380
    Ingram Subject Code: GI
    Libri: I-GI
    B&T Approval Code: A71520000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 21
    B&T Approval Code: A62501500
    BIC subject category V2: 1FPJ
    BISAC V2.8: GAR024000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 635.977378, 635.9/77378
    LC classification: SB413.J34 V47 2009
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: WMP, WNP
    Edition
    4
    Edition statement
    Revised and updated
    Illustrations note
    574 color photos
    Publisher
    Timber Press
    Imprint name
    Timber Press
    Publication date
    24 February 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Portland, OR
    Author Information
    J. D. Vertrees (1915a"1993) was an entomologist, nurseryman, and educator who collected rare and unusual maples. At one time, his 1A -acre arboretum at Maplewood Nursery in Roseburg, Oregon, had the largest collection of Japanese maples in the United States. He amassed an impressive list of awards during his lifetime, including a Citation for Horticulture Research from the American Horticultural Society, a Special Achievement Award from the Oregon Association of Nurserymen, and the 1980 Thomas Roland Gold Medal from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. In 1997, Japanese Maples was selected by the American Horticultural Society as one of the 75 Great American Garden Books. Peter Gregory, retired manager of the world-famous Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire, England, has researched maples and other trees for more than 40 years. He began a career in tree research with the Forestry Commission Research Division and conducted various projects for more than thirty years, including provenance studies, species trials, and experiments on various plant establishment techniques, especially on difficult areas such as exposed sand dunes, mountain slopes, peat bogs, and infertile soils. For five years he managed the Royal Forests of Yardley Chase and Salcey in Northamptonshire before being appointed as manager at the world-famous Westonbirt Arboretum, one of the largest collections of trees in the temperate world-especially famous for its wonderful variety of maples of all species, ages, shapes, and sizes. He has continued his studies of maples since his retirement, becoming Chairman of the international Maple Society, which he helped found in 1990, and Editor of the Society's quarterly journal. He is recognized internationally as one of the leading authorities in all aspects of maples. Peter lives in Cirencester, England, where - besides trees - he enjoys photography, climbing, tennis, and squash.
    Review quote
    "Since 1978, the basic information source on these small trees has been "Japanese Maples" by J. D. Vertrees. "