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Landscaping with Trees in the Midwest: A Guide for Residential and Commercial Properties


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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.

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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

• Acknowledgments

• Trees versus Turf

• Why Plant Trees?

• Selecting 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

• Bibliography

• Index

Product Details

Zanon, Scott A.
Swallow Press
Zanon, Scott
General Gardening
Gardening-Trees Shrubs and Vines
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10 x 7 in

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