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Growing Trees from Seed: A Practical Guide to Growing Trees, Vines and Shrubs

Field / Identification GuideHandbook / Manual

By: Henry Kock, Paul Aird, John Ambrose and Gerald E Waldron

280 pages, 70 colour photos, 240 b&w illustrations

Firefly Books

Hardback | Sep 2008 | #176232 | ISBN-13: 9781554073634
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NHBS Price: £24.99 $31/€28 approx

About this book

Thanks to this book, any gardener can now grow trees from seeds within as little as ten years. The secrets are to know what seeds to collect and how to prepare and plant them. From their extensive knowledge, the authors guide the reader in identifying native trees, vines and shrubs and describe howto propagate them. Growing Trees from Seed covers the ecology, abundance, fruit characteristics and edibility of the more than 200 species discussed in this book.

There is expert guidance on when to gather fruits, how to extract seeds from the fruit, and when and how to treat and germinate the seed, plus information on transplanting and expected growth rate. Alerts throughout the book identify closely related non-native species now common to various regions. Many illustrations and descriptions help the reader with plant identification. A seed-treatment guide provides a handy reference. Among the trees, vines and shrubs covered are: Alders Beeches Berries Birches Cedars Cherries Chestnuts Clematis Dogwoods Elms Firs and pines Hickories Junipers Laurels Maples Oaks Plums Poplars Spruces Walnuts Willows.

Customer Reviews:

Growing trees from seed
by Tony Roach in Canada
I have found this Book to be very helpful with lots of great info on growing trees in southern Ontario.

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