Trees of the California Landscape

ISBN-10: 0520251245
ISBN-13: 9780520251243
Edition: 2007
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Description: From the iconic lone cypress on the Monterey coastline to the palm trees of Beverly Hills and the magnificent coastal redwoods, trees are a defining element of California's spectacular and exceptionally diverse landscape. This abundantly  More...

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Book details

List price: $65.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 9/4/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 600
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 5.148
Language: English

From the iconic lone cypress on the Monterey coastline to the palm trees of Beverly Hills and the magnificent coastal redwoods, trees are a defining element of California's spectacular and exceptionally diverse landscape. This abundantly illustrated, beautifully produced, easy-to-use volume is a one-stop guide to California's trees. An essential resource for gardeners, homeowners, landscape design professionals, and anyone interested in the state's abundant flora, it provides a comprehensive photographic compendium of 107 native and 311 ornamental species.Trees of the California Landscapegives the what, how, and where of tree selection, planting, and design, paying particular attention to the need for improving sustainability and for increasing awareness of native habitats. It also features a valuable overview of the topography, geography, and climate that define California's unique landscape. More than 1,000 color illustrations include spectacular photographs, detailed drawings of specific features, and informative maps Each species is treated on a full page with an array of color illustrations and drawings Habitat ranges, water requirements, growth rates, mature sizes, suitability for specific landscapes, and more, are listed for each tree A fully illustrated section covers the basics of tree identification

The California Landscape
Topography
Geography
Climate
Trees in the Native Landscape
Regional native trees
Classification of native vegetation
Vegetation series dominated by trees
Native vegetation types and habitats
The interface: transitions between native and urban landscapes
Trees in Urban Landscape Design
Trees in urban landscape design
Types of urban landscapes
Arrangement of trees
Trees in various contexts
Codes and ordinances affecting tree planting
Design elements in tree selection
Planting and irrigation
Creative applications and special effects
Culture and maintenance
Special use and applications lists
Trees of the California Landscape (Compendium)
Taxonomy
Tree Structure
General Characteristics
Leaf Types
Leaves
Flower Types
Fruit Types
Glossary
Distribution of Trees by Classification
Trees by Family
Key to Tree Genera
Key to Tree Species
Index to Trees
Index to Common Names
Arboretums
Bibliography

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