The Tree Book: Superior Selections for Landscapes, Streetscapes, and Gardens (Hardcover)

The Tree Book: Superior Selections for Landscapes, Streetscapes, and Gardens By Michael A. Dirr, Keith S. Warren Cover Image
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“A boon to all those who plant, care for, and love trees.”—Nina Bassuk, author of Trees in the Urban Landscape
The Tree Book is the go-to reference to more than 2,400 species and cultivars, from two of the biggest names in horticulture—Michael A. Dirr and Keith S. Warren. The featured trees include those widely available in the nursery trade, some new and promising choices, and a selection of overlooked options that deserve renewed interest. Each tree profile includes the common and botanical names along with details on foliage; flowers, seeds, fruits, and cones; native range; adaptability; and popular uses in landscapes. The Tree Book is a must-have resource for landscape architects, city foresters, horticulturists, and enthusiastic home gardeners.  

About the Author

Michael A. Dirr is a Professor Emeritus of horticulture at University of Georgia. He is widely acknowledged as one of the leading experts on trees and shrubs for landscapes and gardens. He holds BS and MS degrees in horticulture from Ohio State University and the PhD from University of Massachusetts. Dirr has introduced over 200 woody plants to cultivation and holds 29 patents with the UGA Research Foundation. 

Keith S. Warren, tree breeder and nurseryman, has significantly reshaped the tree palette of the American landscape through introduction and promotion of improved tree cultivars. As Director of Product Development for J. Frank Schmidt and Son Co., one of the world’s largest nurseries, he created an extensive tree evaluation program, testing virtually every new deciduous cultivar during his 40-year career. 

Praise For…

“Tree lovers, rejoice… invaluable for landscape designers, urban planners and homeowners… prose that’s lively and full of character.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Dirr and Warren have given those who plant, care, and love trees an essential reference.” —Library Journal

“Each tree profile includes the common and botanical names along with details on foliage; flowers, seeds, fruits, and cones; native range; adaptability; and popular uses in landscapes.” —Nursery and Landscape Insider

“A comprehensive masterpiece.” —Garden Design Online

“A comprehensive survey of the trees commonly used in landscapes, streetscapes, and home gardens.” —Nursery Management Magazine

“A substantial, richly detailed A–Z catalog of temperate-zone trees to help professionals and DIYers choose the right tree for any location. An enormous undertaking passionately and expertly performed, and an invaluable resource.” —Booklist

“Two of the most influential plantsmen of our time have teamed up to write the definitive manual on trees.” —Jeff Iles, professor and chair, Department of Horticulture, Iowa State University
“Comprehensive, informative, up-to-date, and practical. A must-have book for anyone designing landscapes and working with trees.” —Tony Kirkham, head of Arboretum, Gardens Horticultural Services, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
“Over the past two decades, it’s been my pleasure to join Mike—professor and mentor—and Keith—nurseryman and plant breeder—as they’ve walked our blocks of experimental trees in search of superior selections. Here, they share two lifetimes of learning about trees and their quest for new and better introductions for our landscapes.” —J. Frank Schmidt III, president and CEO, J Frank Schmidt Son Co.

"One book every tree nerd needs ... filled with nuggets of information that can only be acquired after the years of study and experience these two gentlemen have." —Jason J. Griffin, professor and director, John C. Pair Horticultural Center, Kansas State University  

“Truly awe-inspiring and informative. The horticultural knowledge, superb photography, and irreverent writing make this a cornerstone book for landscape architects, horticulturists, and arborists worldwide.” —Mario F. Nievera, author, Forever Green; principal, Nievera Williams Design 
“In a word—essential. The knowledge shared by Dirr and Warren cannot be matched. This is the new standard for tree selection advice.” —Robert D. Allen, vegetation manager, Eversource Energy
“Michael’s books have been an invaluable professional resource for our firm, and have also given me countless hours of sheer pleasure.” —Edmund Hollander, founding partner, Hollanderdesign Landscape Architects
“A comprehensive reference and planning tool for all of us engaged in selecting, planting, and caring for trees. Valuable insights relating to climate change, species diversity, invasiveness, native and exotic species, and the ever-expanding list of pests and diseases.” —Kris Bachtell, vice president, Collections and Facilities, The Morton Arboretum

“An encyclopedia of the tree in all its forms, with a North American slant, but extensive enough to be useful to gardeners across the globe.” —Gardens Illustrated

“A must-have resource for enthusiastic home gardeners, landscapes architects, city foresters, and horticulturists alike.” —Michigan Gardener

“A definitive manual on trees.” —Virginia Master Gardeners Association

The Tree Book sets the standard for a comprehensive and helpful book for identification and application of tree selections. It is a fascinating read for any tree lover.” —Arborist News

“This comprehensive, up-to-date, encyclopaedic book is a must-have.” The Garden

Product Details
ISBN: 9781604697148
ISBN-10: 1604697148
Publisher: Timber Press
Publication Date: April 30th, 2019
Pages: 900
Language: English

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