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:
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.