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Understanding Trees A Guide to Tree Health and Selection in the Central Valley of California

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ISBN-10: 1933502053

ISBN-13: 9781933502052

Edition: 2006

Authors: John K. Pape

List price: $19.95
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With this manual for choosing the right trees in the central valley region of California, prospective planters can weigh their options and pick the trees that best suit their sites. Healthy, mature trees can add substantial value to property; sickly trees, however, can cost an equally substantial amount. The expertise of a professional arborist is collected and made accessible here for any reader who wishes to invest in trees for landscaping. Plenty of troubleshooting tips cover problems from blight to bugs, and each of the 40 featured species has a complete entry describing its benefits for both land and landowner.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Linden Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 110
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

John K. Pape is the host of The Art of Gardening, a local public television show on KVPT–Fresno and Bakersfield, and the owner and chief arborist of Providence Horticulture. He is on the advisory board of Tree Fresno and the Clovis Botanical Garden. He lives in Tollhouse, California.

Acknowledgements
Preface
Quick Diagnosis Tool
The Roots: It's a dirty job, but somebody has to do it
Aeration
The Rhizosphere
Fertilization
Surface Roots
The Root Crown: Getting to the Bottom of the Situation
Crown Rot
Girdling
String Trimmers
The Trunk: Keeping Straight
Wood Decay
Sunscalding
Mechanical Wounding
Staking
The Branches: Working Undercover
Co-dominance
Collars and Compartmentalization
Branch Dieback
Wood Boring Insects
Over-pruning and Topping
Mistletoe
The Canopy: Show Me the Green
Sucking Insects
Chewing Insects
Fungal Leaf Diseases
Bacterial Leaf Diseases
Other Problems and Additional Information
Spontaneous Limb Drop
Nuisance Fruit Control
Oak Galls
Coastal Redwoods in Inland Areas
Transporting Trees
Using Mediterranean Climate Trees
Pape's Tree Picks for the Central Valley
Large-crowned Deciduous Shade Trees
Large-crowned Evergreen Trees
Upright Deciduous Trees
Upright Evergreen Trees
Small Flowering Deciduous Trees
Small Evergreen Trees
Palms
Proceed At Your Own Risk: Trees You Shouldn't Plant
Glossary
Index
About the Author