Pirone's Tree Maintenance

Pirone's Tree Maintenance

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The Seventh Edition, now named in honour of Dr. P. P. Pirone, who authored the first five editions and co-authored the sixth, has been revised 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. While the general structure of the sixth edition has been retained, there are several topics-notably hazardous trees and coping with tree pests and diseases-that have received greater attention than in previous versions of the book. 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, Pirone's 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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 560 pages
  • 166 x 244 x 38mm | 1,161.19g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 7th Revised edition
  • numerous halftones and line figures
  • 0195119916
  • 9780195119916

About John R. Hartman

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. Thomas P. Pirone (the author's son) is Professor and former Chairman of the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Kentucky. Mary Ann Sall has a Ph.D. in Forest Pathology and was formerly a member of the faculty of the University of California, Davis.show more

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'Pirone's Tree Maintenance has become a standard text for students and practitioners in North America. It is almost equally well known in Britain' The Horticulturalistshow more

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