Trees, Shrubs, and Vines of the Texas Hill Country

ISBN-10: 1603441883

ISBN-13: 9781603441889

Edition: 2nd 2010 (Revised)

Authors: Jan Wrede

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If you imagine the Texas Hill Country solely as dry limestone slopes of cedar and scrub oak, prepare to have your eyes opened. The Edwards Plateau, upon which the Hill Country sits, is also a land of lush cypress-lined streams, diverse thickets, and shady hardwood bottomlands. Edged by canyonlands and intersected by creeks, these rocky hills support an abundance of trees, shrubs, and vines that provide food and cover for wildlife and create a distinct and durable landscape. In this book, Jan Wrede has compiled a field guide to more than 125 species of mostly native, mostly woody plants of the Texas Hill Country. A thoughtful introduction discusses deer, cedar, water, oak wilt, and invasive speciestimely issues of increasing importance for a growing number of Texas landowners. Plant descriptions contain information about the leaves, flowers, fruit, and bark of each plant and also give insights into the species' range and habits. A color photograph accompanies each account. Especially useful is a comprehensive plant chart with tips about color, scent, flowering period, height, site preference, and wildlife and livestock utilization. A recommended reading list, a resource guide, and a glossary round out this information-packed book.
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Publication date: 1/18/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Map of the Texas Hill Country
Introduction to the Texas Hill Country
The Benefits of Native Trees and Shrubs
Woody Plants and White-tailed Deer
Priority Plants of the Texas Hill country
Woody Plants and Ranching
Cedar Management
Healthy Streams and Woody Plants
Landscaping with Woody Plants
Naturalized, Invasive, Exotic Woody Plant Species
Trees, Shrubs, and Vines of the Texas Hill Country
Plant Chart
Resources
Glossary
References
Index
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