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Arboriculture: Integrated Management of Landscape Trees, Shrubs, and Vines (4th Edition)

Arboriculture: Integrated Management of Landscape Trees, Shrubs, and Vines (4th Edition)
Author: Richard W. Harris Professor Emeritus - James R. Cl
ISBN 13: 9780130888822
ISBN 10: 130888826
Edition: 4
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication Date: 2003-01-26
Format: Paperback
Pages: 592
List Price: $135.40

A comprehensive guide to the care of trees, this book covers all aspects of arboriculture from the fundamentals of tree growth and development to developing plant health care programs. It discusses aspects of site selection and modification including climate, and soil and water management. The book follows the tree from selection in the nursery to planting and aftercare through such routine practices as pruning, fertilization, support systems, and plant health care. Key management situations such as tree preservation, hazard assessment, and problem diagnosis are discussed in detail.

The fourth edition offers several new features that the student of arboriculture and practicing arborists will find valuable:

  • Reorganization of topics to improve continuity of information
  • Addition of overviews and summaries for each chapter
  • Updated assessment of tree care practices such as soil amendments, mycorrhizae, and tree growth regulators
  • Thorough evaluation of the benefits from trees (economic, environmental, ecological, and psychological) including examples of the most recent research on cost-benefit analysis of trees in urban areas
  • Emphasis on special management situations such as structural soils, root-pavement conflicts, and remnant forests


A text offering a strong scientific and technical background for the training and practice of students in the field of arboriculture. Thoroughly revised since 1992, this edition includes updated information on virtually every aspect of tree, shrub, and vine care, including plant structure and function, plant selection, site preparation, climatic influences, transplantation, water/soil/nutrient management, environmental hazards, diseases, insects, and IPM (Integrated Pest Management). B&w photos. Includes the new US Sunset climate zone map. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.