In this field guide to the future, esteemed Harvard University botanist Peter Del Tredici unveils the plants that will become even more dominant in urban environments under projected future environmental conditions. These plants are the most important and most common plants in cities. Learning what they are and the role they play, he writes, will help us all make cities more livable and enjoyable.
With almost 1000 photos, readers can easily identify these powerful plants and learn about the fascinating cultural history of each plant.
Peter Del Tredici is a botanist specializing trees. He retired from the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University in 2014 after thirty-five years as plant propagator, bonsai curator, editor of Arnoldia, and Director of Living Collections and Senior Research Scientist. In 2013, he was awarded the Veitch Gold Medal by The Royal Horticultural Society, "in recognition of services given in the advancement of the science and practice of horticulture".