TREES IN A WINTER LANDSCAPE is really 3 books in one: a hand guide to identifying trees in winter; an invaluable reference for selecting trees for their landscape qualities; and a beautiful giftbook for the home owner. In clear, concise text, Alice Upham Smith outlines the ways to distinguish trees in winter. Fine pen-and-ink drawings accompany the descriptions of each tree, and, following a related grouping, an illustrated spread compares twigs, buds, and other details of branch structure. By pin-pointing the unique qualities of the plants, the author shows how form and texture add beauty and distinction to the landscape. As a tree selection, Ms. Smith answers such pertinent questions as: will desired shade and light be provided in summer and winter?; how extensive will maintenance be?; what are a particular tree's growth patterns and rate of growth?; which species flourish better in a given climate?; will root growth interfere with surrounding plants and buildings?; will vegetation from certain species create problems?; and how does a particular tree affect and attract bird life? Combining scope of coverage, beauty of presentation, and the completeness of the author's expertise, TREES IN A WINTER LANDSCAPE becomes one of those rare books, as practical as it is delightful.
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Book Description Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1969. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11003081863X