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Tricks With Trees

Handbook / Manual

By: Ivan Hicks and Richard Rosenfeld

160 pages, Photos

Pavilion Books

Hardback | Sep 2007 | #167926 | ISBN-13: 9781862057340
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NHBS Price: £19.99 $25/€22 approx

About this book

Ivan Hicks and Richard Rosenfeld believe that trees are an underused aspect of gardens as their 'bendy' forms means they can be manipulated and pruned into fantastic shapes.

They show how trees and shrubs can be turned into fun towers for children to play in, bent over as pliable saplings to create bridges, arches, tunnels and temples, or even transformed into conceptual sculptures.

Accessible and practical text is accompanied by Hicks' original concept sketches and a wealth of photos. These inspirational ideas are supported by plant lists and horticulture information suitable to each project.

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Ivan Hicks is an arboriculturist and garden designer who is best-known for his work on Gardener's World and the award-winning projects the Enchanted Forest and Garden in Mind. Sir Roy Strong called the latter garden, "One of the most important gardens to be created in England". Diarmuid Gavin calls Ivan "my hero". He honed his skills designing classical and novel gardens for Edward James, the patron of Salvador Dali. He lives in Dorset, UK. Richard Rosenfeld is an ex-Garden Writer of the Year and author of 12 gardening books. He writes for The Sunday Times, The Times, The Independent and The Guardian. He lives in East Sussex, UK.

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