Pirone's Tree Maintenance

ISBN-10: 0195119916

ISBN-13: 9780195119916

Edition: 7th 2000 (Revised)

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Description: The Seventh Edition, now named in honour of Dr. P. P. Pirone, who authored the first five editions and co-authored the sixth, has been revised to reflect the enormous amount of new information available since the last edition, including the latest techniques in selecting, planting, and protecting trees. The authors explain how to evaluate the site (the soil, drainage, and exposure), how to select the right tree for that location, and how to prune, fertilize, and spray for pests. There is an extensive section on the diagnosis and control of tree pests and diseases, and on problems such as construction damage, gas injury, sunscald, leaf scorch, and air pollution. While the general structure of the sixth edition has been retained, there are several topics--notably hazardous trees and coping with tree pests and diseases--that have received greater attention than in previous versions of the book. The second half of the book comprises a systematic listing of the major landscape trees found in North America, describing the specific pests and diseases that attack each species. Well organized, clearly written, and beautifully illustrated with many new photographs, Pirone's Tree Maintenance is an encyclopedic resource, the first place to turn for information on dogwoods and elms, magnolias and redwoods, or any other tree growing in North America. Anyone serious about gardening will want this book on their shelf.

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Book details

List price: $65.00
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/6/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 560
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.838
Language: English

Preface
General Maintenance Practices
The Value of Trees
The Structure of the Tree and Function of Its Parts
The Soil and Its Relation to Trees
Factors Important for Tree Selection
Transplanting Trees
Fertilizers and Their Use
Pruning
Tree Preservation and Repair
Diagnosis and Management of Tree Problems
Diagnosing Tree Problems
Damage Due to Nonparasitic Factors
Insect and Mite Pests of Trees
Parasitic Diseases of Trees
Coping with Tree Pests and Diseases
Abnormalities of Specific Trees
Selected Bibliography
Index
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