- STAFF PICKS
- GIFTS + GIFT CARDS
- SELL BOOKS
- FIND A STORE
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Landscaping with Trees in the Midwest: A Guide for Residential and Commercial Propertiesby Scott A. Zanon
Synopses & Reviews
Trees not only add beauty and value to property but also enhance the physical environment by providing shade, reflecting heat, and blocking wind. Choosing the right trees for the right location and conditions, however, is not always easy: each species has its own requirements for sunlight, water, drainage, and protection.
Landscaping with Trees in the Midwest: A Guide for Residential and Commercial Properties describes sixty-five desirable tree species, their characteristics, and their uses. More than 325 color photographs illustrate the appearance of each species through the seasons—including height, shape, bark, flowers, and fall colors—as well as other factors that influence selection and siting in order to help the landscape professional or homeowner make informed choices.
This guidebook also considers trees as a factor in overall environmental health and gives special consideration to the effects of the emerald ash borer, which continues to wreak havoc in wooded areas of the Midwest, offering replacement alternatives for vulnerable areas. In addition to the text and photos, the book includes a table of growth rates and sizes, a map of hardiness zones, and other valuable reference tools.
Book News Annotation:
Although trees have many beneficial characteristics, choosing which species to plant, particularly for a specific region like the Midwest, can be challenging. In this guide, Scott Zanon covers 65 desirable species of trees including five species of maple, three buckeyes, two hornbeam and many more. For each species he includes the scientific and common name as well as important details including the hardiness zone, mature size, fall color, and disease and insect problems. Also included are 325 color images, five or six per tree, that depict the tree in a variety of seasons to better enable readers to make decisions on favorite species. Zanon includes information on and the signs and symptoms of emerald ash borer as well as a growth rate table, map of hardiness zones, and a plant usage guide. Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
About the Author
Scott Zanon is a consultant providing advice and services to the green industry regarding tree and turfgrass issues. He holds degrees in agronomy and horticulture and is the author of Desirable Trees for the Midwest.
Table of Contents
Foreword to the First Edition
Preface to the Expanded Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Trees versus Turf
Why Plant Trees?
Selective Pruning and Shade Seeding
Tree Cultural Practices
List of 65 Desirable Trees
Tree Growth Rates and Sizes Table
United States Hardiness Zone Maps
Individual List by Scientific Name with Color Photographs
Emerald Ash Borer: EAB
Plant Usage Guide: Scientific Name
Plant Usage Guide: Common Name
What Our Readers Are Saying
Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Landscape Architecture