Trees for the Small Garden

Trees for the Small Garden

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By (author) Simon Toomer

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  • Publisher: Timber Press
  • Format: Hardback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 220mm x 280mm x 24mm | 1,021g
  • Publication date: 26 January 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Portland, OR
  • ISBN 10: 0881926833
  • ISBN 13: 9780881926835
  • Illustrations note: 418 color photos
  • Sales rank: 939,530

Product description

Much more than just another tree encyclopedia, Trees for the Small Garden is a careful selection of the 100 best trees for use in small temperate gardens. Each entry includes lavish photographs and clear information about growth rate, care requirements and seasonal interest. An extensive, illustrated tree-selector table allows readers to quickly choose that special tree that will make their garden a source of envy. This book will be an invaluable resource for every suburban gardener seeking to get the most out of their garden space.

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Simon Toomer is Director of the National Arboretum, Westonbirt, where he oversees management and development of the world-class collection of over 17,000 trees and shrubs. He has worked in forestry, woodland management, and arboriculture throughout his life in both the private and public sectors. He holds a master's degree in forestry and the Royal Forestry Society's Professional Diploma in arboriculture, and has traveled widely in pursuit of trees. He is the author of Trees for the Small Garden.

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Excellent color photographs, including an up-close detail of foliage, flowers or fruit, accompany the text. -- Ethel Fried Manchester (CT) Journal Inquirer 20050326 This attractive, useful guide is recommended for most public and horticulture libraries. -- Sue O'Brien Library Journal 20050501 Much more than just another tree encyclopedia. San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles 20050601 This book should be very useful to landscape designers and homeowners alike. -- Bobbie Schwartz Buckeye 20051001 A groundbreaking guide that walks readers through the step-by-step process of selecting, planting, and nurturing their very own tree. -- Katie Sloan Log Home Design Ideas 20051101 Beautiful illustrations drive home the most important feature of an intimate garden: the details. -- Natasha S. Johnson Natchitoches Times 20060216 Makes choosing the right tree for your landscape quite meaningful. ... Superb color photos. -- George Graine Virginia Master Gardeners Association Report 20050101

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Much more than just another tree encyclopedia, "Trees for Small Gardens is a careful selection of the 100 best trees for use in small temperate gardens. Each entry includes lavish photographs and clear information about growth rate, care requirements, and seasonal interest. An extensive illustrated tree selector table allows readers to quickly choose that special tree that will make their garden a source of envy. This book will be an invaluable resource for every suburban gardener seeking to get the most out of their garden space.