Native Trees for North American Landscapes

Native Trees for North American Landscapes

From the Atlantic to the Rockies

Book - 2004
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Many common native trees are just as beautiful as cultivated exotics. Since they have evolved with local conditions and are well adapted to their climate, they often require less maintenance and won't escape to invade a balanced ecosystem. The authors' extensive horticultural knowledge is distilled in this comprehensive cross section of trees native to North America, from the Atlantic to the Rockies and from northern Canada to the Gulf Coast. The main section of the book is divided into tree profiles, each describing flowers and fruit, native and adaptive range, culture, and problems. The authors also list the best seasonal features -- whether a tree has striking bark in winter, for example, or bright fruit in fall. In all, more than 650 species and varieties, and more than 500 cultivars, are discussed.
Publisher: Portland : Timber Press, 2004.
ISBN: 9780881926071
Branch Call Number: 635.977097 S839
Characteristics: 552 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Wilson, James W. (James Wesley), 1925-


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Sep 13, 2016

Folklore holds that the fruits are repellent to roaches, but I suspect they are most effective in this regard if they happen to fall directly on the roach


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