By: RW Harris, JR Clark and NP Matheny
580 pages, B/w illus, figs, tabs, col maps
Follows the tree from selection in the nursery to planting and aftercare, through such practices as pruning, fertilization, support systems and plant health care.
1. Introduction to Arboriculture. 2. Plant Structure and Function. 3. Site Evaluation: Climate and Environment. 4. Planting Site: Soil and Water. 5. Benefits of Trees. 6. Plant Selection. 7. Modifying and Managing the Site. 8. Planting. 9. Transplanting Large Plants. 10. Special Management Situations. 11. Preserving Existing Trees. 12. Nutrient Management. 13. Water Management. 14. Pruning. 15. Control of Plant Growth. 16. Tree Hazard Management. 17. Preventative Maintenance and Repair. 18. Diagnosing Plant Problems. 19. Plant Health Care: The Integrated Management of Landscape Trees, Shrubs, and Vines. Appendices: Specifications for Acceptance of Landscape Nursery Trees. Pruning Specifications. Measurement Conversions. Glossary. Bibliography.
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