Landscape Trees and Shrubs: Selection, Use and Management

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CABI, Jan 1, 2006 - Gardening - 179 pages
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Illustrated with numerous drawings and photographs this book presents a horticultural overview of the main plant families of trees and shrubs from temperate regions that are cultivated in urban and rural landscape schemes. Most of the plants used come from a limited number of plant families and within these families, certain genera contribute very significantly. The largest chapter in the book describes 37 plant families according to their identification, functional use and management in landscape schemes. With this information readers will be able to assess the suitability of species and prepare planting designs for prevailing sites.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Functional Uses of Vegetation in Urban and Rural Areas
4
2 Ornamental Qualities of Trees and Shrubs
12
3 Plant Identification an Introduction
24
4 Plant Families
33
5 Designing with Trees and Shrubs
130
Glossary
153
Appendices
155
Bibliography
163
Indices
167
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