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A Reunion of Trees: The Discovery of Exotic Plants and Their Introduction into North American and European Landscapes

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By: SA Spongberg

270 pages, 144 b/w photos, 29 col illus, 57 line illus

Harvard University Press

Paperback | Sep 1995 | #47037 | ISBN: 0674766946
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Hardback | Dec 1990 | #9622 | ISBN: 0674766938
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About this book

Many of our familiar ornamental plants, shrubs and trees originated from wild specimens brought back by explorers and travellers. This is a history of the introduction of these plants, focusing in particular on the work of the Arnold Arboretum in the USA.
`Spongberg has written a grand adventure story about the migration of woody plants around the world...This tale of the traveling trees is a treasure for both specialist and amateur.' - Ruth Johnstone Wales


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