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Landscape Trees and Shrubs

Landscape Trees and Shrubs

Selection, Use and Management

By M Forrest, School of Biology and Environmental Science, University College Dublin, Ireland

November 2006 / Paperback / 224 Pages / 9781845930547 £36.00 / €46.50 / $72.00
With 10% online discount: £32.40 / €41.85 / $64.80
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Main Description

This book presents a horticultural overview of the main plant families of trees and shrubs from temperate regions that are cultivated in urban and rural landscape schemes. Most of the plants used come from a limited number of plant families and within these families, certain genera contribute very significantly.The largest chapter in the book describes 37 plant families according to their identification, functional use and management in landscape schemes. With this information readers will be able to assess the suitability of species and prepare planting designs for prevailing sites.

  • 1: Functional uses of vegetation in urban and rural areas
  • 2: Ornamental qualities of trees and shrubs
  • 3: Plant Identification - an introduction
  • 4: Plant Families
  • 5: Designing with trees and shrubs
"...the book is a marvel of good organisation set out in a logical way expaining huge subject matter concisely"
Compass (The Journal of the Garden and Landscape Designers' Association) No. 46, Autumn 2008