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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Firefly Books (September 6, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1552977420
  • ISBN-13: 978-1552977422
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,157,667 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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As a major gardening investment, few things rival the purchase and planting of a tree, for few plants have as great a potential to outlive their planter and become part of a landscape's posterity. Selection accomplished, gardeners must master tree maintenance, and can do so with the help of practical advice from the Prendergasts on how best to care for young and mature trees. From planting and pruning to predator protection and problem prevention, essential points are meticulously illustrated through well-defined photographs, detailed diagrams, and straightforward text. Carol Haggas
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If you need some maintenance advice for your trees, [this book] is a good place to start. (The American Gardener 2004-01-00)

This work is a neat book, prepared by a professional arborist, in a refreshing and easy-to-understand style... well written and a valuable reference for the home gardener. (James Flynn Jr. American Reference Books Annual, Volume 35 2004-01-00)

The definitive reference on trees... abounds with all sorts of great tips. (Floral and Nursery Times 2003-08-13)

Enlightened advice... essential points are meticulously illustrated through well-defined photographs, detailed diagrams, and straightforward text. (Carol Haggas Booklist 2003-10-01)

Nicely illustrated and accessible... addresses the fundamental do's and don'ts. The simple act of planting a tree is fraught with potential mistakes. (Adrian Higgins Washington Post 2003-12-11)

An excellent, readable, superbly illustrated guide. (Robert Howard Hamilton Spectator 2003-09-18)

It demonstrates that it is important to research thoroughly when choosing trees to shade our homes. (Joanne S. Carpender Newsletter National Garden Clubs 2003-10-00)

Brimming with useful information. (Valerie Kuklenski Los Angeles Daily News 2003-10-22)

Combining the reader-friendliness of [popular media articles] with (at least some of) the depth and authority of [textbooks on arboriculture]... This is an excellent information source. (HortIdeas 2003-10-00)

A fount of information for the novice, and even for the more experienced... the illustrations are breathtaking and educational... This book continues the tradition of excellence for all Firefly Books. This book is highly recommended. (Sue Norman E-Streams 2004-02-00)

Great... a basic reference book for taking care of those trees... a must for anyone who has -- and appreciates -- trees. (Scripps Howard News Service 2004-01-09)

Helping homeowners protect their investments... topics... include choosing a tree and a site, planting properly, caring for the tree, pruning and diagnosing problems. (Marh Beth Breckenridge Chicago Tribune 2003-12-26)

Packed with tips for preventative care and maintenance, as well as solutions to tree problems. (Rosemary Herbert Boston Herald 2003-12-21)

Homeowners with trees on their property will do well to read this informative book... The photos and illustrations are specific, informative, making how-to sections easy to follow. (Jim Carlson Country Almanac 2005-04-00)

Excellent illustrations and full color photographs make the text easy to understand... Highly recommended for its practical information, this book should be on the shelves of all gardeners, land developers, and civic officials concerned with the care of trees. (Marilyn K. Alaimo Current Books on Gardening and Botany [Chicago Bot 2005-09-00)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By B. Miller on March 1, 2008
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I ordered this book for my boyfriend who owns a tree service. He loves it and makes positive comments about it all the time. The organization and content are easy to read and understand. Also, great for someone who already has lots of tree knowledge. We have been very pleased with this purchase and with the quality of the book itself! **thanks**
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. King on April 26, 2012
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I bought this for my daughter who's been a professional landscape designer for over ten years. Even she was impressed with the reference material and information in this book. She told me that it is well written and say's it's now a valuable part of her work libary.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jesse Roussel on November 28, 2007
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You could almost start a business after reading this book. I am really pleased with it.
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The book is okay, more of a beginner book, I'm no expert by any means just less information than I was looking for.
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By Maria Shuffer on September 10, 2013
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I use this book mainly as a reference book. So far it has been helpful even though we have so few trees here in the desert.
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