For undergraduate courses in Arboriculture; Landscape Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Landscape Management, or Landscape Construction; Park Management, Parks and Grounds Maintenance, Park & Recreation Administration, Nursery Management; and Urban Forestry.
Regarded by many as an irreplaceable reference tool, this text describes the integration of the landscape environment (climate, soil, and related organisms), its effect on landscape plants, and how to manage both in order to obtain the desired results with reasonable effort. A comprehensive, analytic, and logically organized guide, Arboriculture is based on sound arboricultural experience and the latest applied research.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Arboriculture.
2. Plant Structure and Function.
3. Site Evaluation: Climate and Environment.
4. Planting Site: Soil and Water.
5. Benefits of Trees.
6. Plant Selection.
7. Modifying and Managing the Site.
9. Transplanting Large Plants.
10. Special Management Situations.
11. Preserving Existing Trees.
12. Nutrient Management.
13. Water Management.
15. Control of Plant Growth.
16. Tree Hazard Management.
17. Preventative Maintenance and Repair.
18. Diagnosing Plant Problems.
19. Plant Health Care: The Integrated Management of Landscape Trees, Shrubs, and Vines.
Specifications for Acceptance of Landscape Nursery Trees.