A Reunion of Trees: The Discovery of Exotic Plants and Their Introduction into North American and European Landscapes

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Stephen Spongberg's vividly written and lavishly illustrated "travel story" of trees and shrubs tells of intrepid explorers who journeyed to the far corners of the globe and brought back to Europe and North America a wealth of exotic plant species.

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Stephen A. Spongberg is Horticultural Taxonomist at the Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University.

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The peregrinations of the nurserymen, explorers, and philanthropists responsible for these exquisite florilegiums, not to mention the garden plants we now take for granted, have been superbly documented in A Reunion of Trees. (Linda Yang New York Times Book Review)

Spongberg has written a grand adventure story about the migration of woody plants around the world...This tale of the traveling trees is a treasure for both specialist and amateur. (Ruth Johnstone Wales Christian Science Monitor)

Charming [and] handsomely illustrated...attractive...well-researched, and written with warmth and verve. (Ray Murphy Boston Globe)

Spongberg gives us a lively account of trees and shrubs and the colorful characters who escorted them from distant, frequently dangerous, places to the gardens of Europe and North America...[This] book brings a panoramic perspective to these explorations in one copiously illustrated and authoritative volume. (Christopher Reed Horticulture)

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