Best Tree Gardening Books

Here you will get Best Tree Gardening Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. The Nature of Oaks: The Rich Ecology of Our Most Essential Native Trees

Author: by Douglas W. Tallamy
200 pages

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A timely and much needed call to plant, protect, and delight in these diverse, life-giving giants. David George Haskell, author of The Forest Unseen and The Songs of Trees With Bringing Nature Home, Doug Tallamy changed the conversation about gardening in America.

His second book, the New York Times bestseller Nature’s Best Hope, urged homeowners to take conservation into their own hands. Now, he is turning his advocacy to one of the most important species of the plant kingdomthe mighty oak tree.

Oaks sustain a complex and fascinating web of wildlife. The Nature of Oaks reveals what is going on in oak trees month by month, highlighting the seasonal cycles of life, death, and renewal. From woodpeckers who collect and store hundreds of acorns for sustenance to the beauty of jewel caterpillars, Tallamy illuminates and celebrates the wonders that occur right in our own backyards.

He also shares practical advice about how to plant and care for an oak, along with information about the best oak species for your area. The Nature of Oaks will inspire you to treasure these trees and to act to nurture and protect them.

2. Restoration Agriculture

Author: by Mark Shepard
Acres U.S.A.
344 pages

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Around the globe most people get their calories from annual agriculture – plants that grow fast for one season, produce lots of seeds, then die. Every single human society that has relied on annual crops for staple foods has collapsed.

Restoration Agriculture explains how we can have all of the benefits of natural, perennial ecosystems and create agricultural systems that imitate nature in form and function while still providing for our food, building, fuel and many other needs – in your own backyard, farm or ranch.

This book, based on real-world practices, presents an alternative to the agriculture system of eradication and offers exciting hope for our future.

3. Bonsai (101 Essential Tips)

Author: by Harry Tomlinson
72 pages

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Everything you need to know about bonsai care, maintenance, design, and arrangement. With clear explanations of bonsai and what it is, these 101 easy-to-grasp tips have everything you need to get the results you want. Build knowledge and confidence with this must-have pocket guide, filled with the essentials you’re looking for including pointers and advice on cultivating bonsai plants.

Create a sense of balance and serenity in your home with these beautiful miniature trees and bring the ancient practice into the 21st century. Using a step-by-step approach, 101 Essential Tips: Bonsai explains design and style principles, which containers to use, how to cultivate a bonsai plant and more.

Learn about the different suitable species, from Japanese red maple to Scots pine, find out how to prune, reshape with wiring, implement Saikei and rock planting, and develop a watering routine to keep your living art healthy. Whether you want to build on your basic skills or become an expert, 101 Essential Tips: Bonsai is right for you.

4. Grow a Little Fruit Tree: Simple Pruning Techniques for Small-Space, Easy-Harvest Fruit Trees

Author: by Ann Ralph
Storey Publishing, LLC
168 pages

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Grow your own apples, figs, plums, cherries, pears, apricots, and peaches in even the smallest backyard! Ann Ralph shows you how to cultivate small yet abundant fruit trees using a variety of specialized pruning techniques. With dozens of simple and effective strategies for keeping an ordinary fruit tree from growing too large, you’ll keep your gardening duties manageable while at the same time reaping a bountiful harvest.

These little fruit trees are easy to maintain and make a lovely addition to any home landscape.

5. Tree Finder: A Manual for Identification of Trees by their Leaves (Eastern US) (Nature Study Guides)

Author: by May Theilgaard Watts
64 pages

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Easily Identify the Trees You Find! This essential guide by celebrated ecologist May Theilgaard Watts helps readers identify native (and some widely introduced) trees of the United States and Canada, east of the Rocky Mountains. With this handy, easy-to-use guide, you’ll be able to identify all sorts of trees in no time.

Features include: A dichotomous key, leading the user through a series of simple questions about the shape or appearance of different parts of a tree Includes 161 species Illustrated with line drawings Small (6- by 4-inch) format that fits in a pocket or pack to take along on a hike

6. National Geographic Pocket Guide to Trees and Shrubs of North America

Author: by Bland Crowder
National Geographic

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This basic beginner’s field guide to the larger plants in North America is part of the growing National Geographic Pocket Guide series. Spot-on descriptive information and key facts about trees and shrubs are conveyed in a handy, colorful, easy-to-reference volume.

More robust than any other beginning field guides on the market, this book includes selected photography and newly commissioned art and graphics to help identify each species of tree. Handy, authoritative, and easy to read, this pocket guides are useful in the field or as an in-home reference for beginners, nature lovers, and tree-climbers everywhere.

7. Fruit Trees for Every Garden: An Organic Approach to Growing Apples, Pears, Peaches, Plums, Citrus, and More

Author: by Orin Martin
Ten Speed Press
288 pages

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Written by the long-time manager of the renowned Alan Chadwick Garden at the University of California, Santa Cruz, this substantial, authoritative, and beautiful full-color guide covers everything you need to know about organically growing healthy, bountiful fruit trees. WINNER OF THE AMERICAN HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY BOOK AWARDFor more than forty years, Orin Martin has taught thousands of apprentices, students, and home gardeners the art and craft of growing fruit trees organically.

In Fruit Trees for Every Garden, Orin shares-with hard-won wisdom and plenty of humor-his recommended fruit varieties and techniques for productive trees, including apple, pear, peach, plum, apricot, nectarine, sweet cherry, orange, lemon, fig, and more. If you crave crisp apples, juicy peaches, or varieties of fruit that can never be found in the store, they are all within reach in your own backyard.

Whether you have one tree or a hundred, Orin gives you all the tools you need, from tree selection and planting practices to seasonal feeding guidelines and in-depth pruning tutorials. Along the way, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the core principles of organic gardening and soil stewardship: compost, cultivation, cover crops, and increasing biodiversity for a healthier garden.

8. The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation: From Seed to Tissue Culture, Second Edition

Author: by Michael A. Dirr
Timber Press
410 pages

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Compiled by two distinguished professors of horticulture, The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation is a must for professionals and students of horticulture. Over 1,100 species and their propagation requirements by seeds, cuttings, grafting and budding, and tissue culture are discussed in exhaustive detail.

Essentially a recipe book for making more trees and shrubs, this reference is a high-level how-to.

9. A Handbook of Native American Herbs: The Pocket Guide to 125 Medicinal Plants and Their Uses (Healing Arts)

Author: by Alma R. Hutchens
256 pages

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The author of the bible on herbalism returns with a portable guide for the professional and amateur herbalist alike Based on the now-classic reference text Indian Herbalogy of North America, this illustrated pocket guide is the perfect companion for those eager to expand their knowledge of herbal healing.

Through detailed descriptions and illustrations, Alma R. Hutchens walks readers through: 125 of the most useful medicinal herbs found in North America, and their uses How to create herbal remedies for common ailments The herbal traditions of North America and other landsEntries include staples of folk medicine such as echinacea and slippery elm as well as common kitchen herbsfrom parsley to thyme to pepperwhose tonic and healing properties are less widely known.

10. Cass Turnbull's Guide to Pruning, 3rd Edition: What, When, Where, and How to Prune for a More Beautiful Garden

Author: by Cass Turnbull
Sasquatch Books
384 pages

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Prune trees, shrubs, and other plants with the knowledge that will make your plants grow in healthy and aesthetic waysCovering 160 plants with clear instructions and illustrations, Cass Turnbull will show you exactly how to prune any plant in your garden.

This 3rd Edition of Cass Turnbull’s Guide to Pruning covers more than twenty additional plants in three new chapters. The result is the new definitive guide for the home gardener with friendly, expert advice from Cass Turnbull, founder of Seattle’s PlantAmnesty, whose mission is “to end the senseless torture and mutilation of trees and shrubs caused by mal-pruning.”Here are ten commandments for preventing mal-pruning and other gardening sins:The Ten Gardener Commandments1.

Thou shalt not shear thy bush.2. Thou shalt not top thy tree.3. Thou shalt not plant thy sun-lover in the shade, nor thy shade-lover in the sun.4.Thou shalt mulch.5. Thou shalt not leave stubs.6. Thou shalt not flush cut, neither shalt thou paint wounds.7.

11. Japanese Maples: The Complete Guide to Selection and Cultivation, Fourth Edition

Author: by J. D. Vertrees
Timber Press
404 pages

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Your guide to Japanese gardening design! 150 photos and illustrations of beautiful Japanese garden designs Layout and care for the components of your garden, from plants to paths and bridges Plant directory covering trees, shrubs, berries, ground cover, grasses, mosses, ferns, flowers, and more Informative, accessible, well-written text is easy to read and understand even for novice gardeners This beautifully illustrated book offers an inspirational and practical introduction to the tradition of Japanese Zen gardens.

Emphasizing the value of shape in trees and shrubs with the subtlety of color through the varied greens of foliage and moss, Authentic Japanese Gardens explains how western plants and materials can be used to achieve peaceful, contemplative gardens. There are instructions and tips for selecting plants and materials that are readily available, as well as plant lists and climate zone maps to aid western gardeners and landscapers.

As the wealth of stunning color photographs from around the world demonstrates, Japanese landscaping is concerned with a reverence for nature. The overall effect is of tranquility, with gardens crafted using natural materials such as wood, bamboo, rocks, and pebbles.

13. Pruning and Training, Revised New Edition: What, When, and How to Prune

Author: by DK
336 pages

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Featuring more than 800 plants and step-by-step instructions to pruning and training hundreds of trees, shrubs, and climbing plants, this comprehensive guide is freshly redesigned to help cultivate your perfect garden. With chapters on everything from rosebushes to peach trees, Pruning and Training has advice for every garden and gardener.

Using a practical AZ approach, organized by plant type, information is displayed in an easy-to-follow format and annotated illustrations that carefully guides readers on specialized techniques for each plant type, including coppicing and pollarding for trees and pinch pruning for shrubs.

Learn the basic training techniques for climbers and see how to maintain ornamental shrubs in your garden, including grasses for your topiary or hedges and bamboo. Train jasmine to climb a wall, learn where to prune a rose, and increase your fruit tree’s yield.

Pruning and Training is the essential guide to pruning and training your garden plants with confidence.

14. Dirr's Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs

Author: by Michael A. Dirr
ISBN: 978-0881929010
Published at: Timber Press; Illustrated edition (October 18, 2011)

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3500 photographs.Over 380 genera. More than 3700 species and cultivars. Dirr’s Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs is the most comprehensive visual reference to more than 3700 species and cultivars. From majestic evergreens to delicate vines and flowering shrubs, Dirr features thousands of plants and all the essential details for identification, planting, and care.

Color photographs show each tree’s habit in winter, distinctive bark patterns, fall color, and more. Dirr’s Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs is a critical addition to any garden library.

15. Bonsai: The Art of Growing and Keeping Miniature Trees

Author: by Peter Chan
176 pages

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For everyone from beginners to masters, an essential full-color guide to growing, grooming, and caring for your bonsai tree. Bonsai is the ancient craft of carefully regulating the growth and shape of trees in order to produce miniature versions of mature trees.

Dating back over one thousand years to ancient Japan, bonsai trees are some of the most beautiful and meticulously looked-after plants in the world, and in recent years bonsai have exploded in popularity in the Western world. Bonsai, written by world-renowned bonsai expert Peter Chan, is the essential compendium for anyone interested in trying out bonsai for the first time or adding more bonsai to their existing collections, detailing everything you need to know about buying and maintaining a magnificent bonsai tree, including:How to pick the right bonsai for youTools and supplies to ensure your bonsai prospersHow to shape your bonsai into different stylesHow different pots affect the growth of your bonsaiAnd much more!

16. The Tree Book: Superior Selections for Landscapes, Streetscapes, and Gardens

Author: by Michael A. Dirr
900 pages

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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 horticultureMichael 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.