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GARDENERS seem to be
scared of trees. They worry that they'll grow too big, that they'll
invade the drains, fill the spouting with leaves - and rip up the
pavement with their roots. But even if your garden is small, there's
always room for at least one tree. The trick is simply to choose
wisely - and Trees for Your Garden is here to help.
Although written for
a British audience, this comprehensive book sets out to demystify
the world of trees, from the scientific - leaf types and function,
growth habits and soil preferences - to the aesthetic, with a chapter
on choosing the best trees for flowers, foliage or bark.
Tree guides can generally
make for dull, catalogue-style writing, but Allen Paterson's thoughtful
and well-researched text makes this book stand out.
The second half of the
book includes a directory divided into broad-leaved trees, conifers
and trees with special attributes.
Trees for Your Garden
is well worth adding to your library.
Gardener, Issue 131, 2003, Page 29
Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH