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Arboriculture: Integrated Management of Landscape Trees, Shrubs, and Vines

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Twenty years have past since the publication of the first edition. During that time arboriculture has experienced significant changes. Research findings; the application, training, and certification of arborists; innovations by practitioners; new and improved equipment and products; a worldwide community of professionals; and a better informed and more concerned public bode well for the future of arboriculture. Instant access to information across the Internet allows for exchange of ideas and experiences among arborists in every part of the globe.

The fourth edition of Arboriculture provides approaches to analyzing problems and situations and selecting the most appropriate solutions or courses of action. This is particularly important because local or regional factors require specific solutions. As in previous editions, new information and maintenance practices are evaluated and, where appropriate, current practices reassessed. The analytical approach is emphasized, assessing management needs and deciding on an appropriate solution.

The common and botanical names used generally conform to those listed in Hortus Third (Bailey and others, 1976) and the Annotated Checklist of Woody Ornamental Plants of California, Oregon, and Washington (McClintock and Leiser, 1979).

Measurements are given in metric units, followed by English equivalents in parentheses. In many situations, approximate values are accurate enough, so conversions between the two systems are rounded for simplicity.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780130888822
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Location:
Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Author:
Richard W. Harris Professor Emeritus
Author:
Harris, Richard Wilson
Author:
Harris, Richard W., Professor Emeritus
Author:
Harris, Richard W.
Author:
Clark, James R.
Author:
Matheny, Nelda P.
Author:
Steinke, Greg A.
Subject:
Trees
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
Arboriculture
Subject:
Ornamental woody plants
Subject:
Architecture-Landscape Architecture
Copyright:
Edition Number:
4
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
January 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
592
Dimensions:
10.9 x 8.2 x 1.1 in 1247 gr

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Arboriculture: Integrated Management of Landscape Trees, Shrubs, and Vines
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"Synopsis" by , This comprehensive text covers all aspects of tree, shrub and vine care. It has been updated to reflect up-to-date information.
"Synopsis" by , Regarded by many as an irreplaceable reference tool, this book describes the integration of the landscape environment (climate, soil, and related organisms), its effect on landscape plants, and how to manage both to obtain the desired results with reasonable effort. All aspects of tree, shrub, and vine care are covered, including plant structure and function, plant selection, site analysis and preparation, environmental influences on growth, soil, water and nutrient management, pruning, transplanting, and plant health care. A valuable handbook for professionals, including arboricultural consultants, arborists, urban foresters, landscape architects, landscape contractors (installation and/or maintenance), state and county horticultural extension advisors, park directors and staff (federal, state, regional, and local), street tree superintendents and staff, grounds superintendents and staff (golf courses, college and school grounds, cemeteries, condominiums, retirement communities, theme parks, etc.), arboretum and botanic garden directors and staff, nursery growers and retailers.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 535-562) and index.
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