Trees in the Landscape
Part history and part practical guide, Thomas begins by tracing the influence of the English landscape movement of the 18th century, and in particular Humphry Repton's principles, on the way we use trees to create landscapes. He then addresses the basics, telling the reader how to evaluate trees in the landscape, how to predict their future growth and shape, and how to apply these lessons to the art of making new landscapes. He explains the technique for creating perspectives, concealing boundaries and enlarging vistas; and on a smaller scale, how the use of colour and gradation in size of foliage affects the sense of space and distance in even the smallest site. Problems of drainage, climate, ground level and peculiarities of various species of trees and their ability to be mixed with others are all thoroughly discussed. There is a comprehensive list of trees and shrubs suitable for landscape design; and the chapter on "Practical Points in Regard to Planting" can be used by any landscape gardener to translate general recommendations about height and shape and speed of growth into the vocabulary of locally available trees.
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Foreword by Lady Emma Tennant
Introduction to Original Edition
A Short History of the Landscape
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