North American plant file

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McGraw-Hill, 1998 - Architecture - 576 pages
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Now landscape architects have a fast, accurate way to identify the right plants for every design project: by consulting the most comprehensive, user-friendly reference of North American plant species ever compiled. It contains 10,000 photos that document the charateristics of 3,600 trees, shrubs, and vines. an additional 2,000 maps and 6,000 calendars show regional hardines and nativity data. The unique pictorial/graphic format makes it easy to search and locate appropriate species for all regions of the U.S., southern Canada, and northern Mexico.

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About the author (1998)

Gary Hightshoe is Professor of Landscape Architecture at Iowa State University and an acknowledged expert in plant materials. His book Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America has won many honors, including first place in the research category in the annual American Society of Landscape Architects awards program. Mr. Hightshoe works with small Iowa communities in the design of wetland, prairie, and savanna landscapes for education and recreation benefits. He received the GovernorŐs Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service to the State of Iowa in 1995. Harlen d. Groe is a practicing landscape designer with an M.L.A. degree in Landscape Preservation. He is coauthor of the book NatureŐs Heartland: Native Plant Communities of the Midwest, which won the National Arbor Day FoundationŐs Book award in 1994. Mr. Groe has contributed photography and design graphics to many landscape exhibits, reference books, and research publications. He is a temporary instructor at Iowa State University where he teaches plant identification and design. Mr GroeŐs work in historic documentation/preservation for the Historic American Building Survey and Historic American Engineering Record (HABS/HAER) and the Library of Congress has appeared in preservation books and reports and in the American Society of Landscape Architects national magazine.