From two of the foremost names in horticulture, comes the authoritative guide for the best tree species and cultivars for the landscapes of today.
Michael Dirr, the author of the iconic Dirr’s Trees and Shrubs, is widely acknowledged as one of the leading experts on woody plants. Keith Warren has shaped the American landscape through the introduction of tree cultivars. Together, they have penned what will be the go-to tree resource for decades. The Tree Book is a comprehensive survey of the trees commonly used in landscapes, streetscapes, and home gardens. The trees included are widely available in the nursery trade, new and promising choices, or overlooked options that deserve renewed interest. Each tree profile includes the common and botanical names along with details on foliage; flowers, seeds, fruits, and cones; native range; adaptability; and popular uses in landscapes. The Tree Book will be the authoritative, must-have resource for professional landscape architects, designers, nurserymen, advanced home gardeners, and students of horticulture and landscape design.
AUTHORS: Michael A. Dirr, professor emeritus, horticulture, University of Georgia, is widely acknowledged as one of the leading experts on trees and shrubs for landscapes and gardens. Keith S. Warren, tree breeder and nurseryman, has significantly reshaped the tree palette of the American landscape through introduction and promotion of improved tree cultivars.
SELLING POINTS: This comprehensive guide comes from two of the most well-respected names in the field. With over 250,000 combined books in print, Michael Dirr is a bestselling author and the leading authority on woody plants. Keith Warren has significantly reshaped the trees of North America through his introductions of improved species. This will be the most complete and updated reference on tree species and cultivars, making it a must-have guide for landscape architects, designers, nurserymen, and students in related fields. This hardworking guide will appeal to professionals at the forefront of discussions around public green spaces, environmental justice, and urban planning in the age of rapid urbanisation and global warming. 2745 colour photographs