Choosing Small Trees
Novices and arborists will hug noted author Peter McHoy's latest venture into the garden -- a lavishly illustrated how-to guide on the selection and care of small trees. A progression of specially commissioned photographs will help beginners plant their roots and an extensive tree directory will provide fertile appeal for veteran gardeners.
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