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Planting and Maintaining a Tree Collection

By: Simon Toomer

232 pages, 107 colour photos

Timber Press

Hardback | Apr 2010 | #187220 | ISBN-13: 9780881929300
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NHBS Price: £19.99 $24/€22 approx

About this book

In this book, the author explores the subject of collecting trees from a historical, practical and philosophical standpoint and in doing so illuminates the very special relationship that exists between humans and trees. He examines the different motivations behind tree collections ranging from aesthetic criteria to collections planted for education value or for scientific research.

This book is well laid out and the text easy to read. Tables and forms help the reader with maintenance and plant records... Enthusiasts looking to embark on a new tree planting will find this book well worth buying. Gardens Illustrated 01/06/2010

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Simon Toomer is Director of the National Arboretum, Westonbirt, where he oversees management and development of the world-class collection of over 17,000 trees and shrubs. He has worked in forestry, woodland management, and arboriculture throughout his life in both the private and public sectors. He holds a master's degree in forestry and the Royal Forestry Society's Professional Diploma in arboriculture, and has traveled widely in pursuit of trees. He is the author of Trees for the Small Garden.

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