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THE COMPLETE BOOK OF WILLOWS

S. C. Warren-Wren

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ISBN 10: 049801262X / ISBN 13: 9780498012624
Published by A. S. Barnes and Co., South Brunswick, 1972
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6 x 9 in. Green cloth boards with gilt spine titles. B&W photos and illus. Condition is VERY GOOD+ ; like new but with slight sunning to upper covers and a ding in the lower edge. Spotless. DJ is VERY GOOD ; no wear or damage. Nature. Stax. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 15435

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Title: THE COMPLETE BOOK OF WILLOWS

Publisher: A. S. Barnes and Co., South Brunswick

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: very good

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The willow is as old as any of the earliest recorded plants. It is definitely pre-Ice Age in origin and has practically a world-wide distribution. In its wild state it is among the first vegetation to appear on ground laid bare by excavation, forest fires and earthquakes. Tenacious and prolific, it has adapted to climates and soils as diverse as the Soviet arctic to the river systems of New South Wales in Australia. The osiern willow varieties have been cultivated for centuries by basketmakers, another variety is grown in England to make cricket bats, and there is a whole range of very attractive ornamental garden varieties.

In this fascinating study, Mr. Warren-Wren discusses the evidence of the willow's origin, its distribution and varied habitat. He then describes the three main types, their flowers and seeds. Garden and commercial types are comprehensively reviewed, and cultivation, propagation, pests and diseases, and botanical features are among other topics treated. A glossary, bibliography and forty photographs and drawings add to the value of a book that is certain to become the standard work on the subject.

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