Not only does the book allow the user to identify trees and learn of their ecological and distributional attributes, but it also presents an evaluation of each species relative to its potential ornamental value for those interested in ...
Author: Sally S. Weeks
Publisher: Purdue University Press
Native Trees of the Midwest is a definitive guide to identifying trees in Indiana and surrounding states, written by three leading forestry experts. Descriptive text explains how to identify every species in any season and color photographs show all important characteristics. Not only does the book allow the user to identify trees and learn of their ecological and distributional attributes, but it also presents an evaluation of each species relative to its potential ornamental value for those interested in landscaping. Since tree species have diverse values to wildlife, an evaluation of wildlife uses is presented with a degree of detail available nowhere else. The revised and expanded second edition contains a chapter on introduced species that have become naturalized and invasive throughout the region. All accounts have been reviewed and modifications made when necessary to reflect changes in taxonomy, status, or wildlife uses. Keys have been modified to incorporate introduced species.
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Author: Charlotte Adelman
Publisher: Ohio University Press
In this companion volume to the bestselling The Midwestern Native Garden: Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants, Charlotte Adelman and Bernard L. Schwartz offer another indispensible guide to replacing nonnative plants with native alternatives. This time, their subject is the native woody species that are the backbone of our gardens and landscapes. Among other ecological benefits, native shrubs and trees provide birds and butterflies with vital food and reproductive sites that nonnative species cannot offer. And they tend to be hardier and easier to maintain. The authors provide a comprehensive selection of native woody alternatives that, season by season, provide effects similar to those of nonnative shrubs and trees used for ornamental purposes and shade. These plants are suitable for all garden styles, provide blooms and fall color, and have the same cultivation requirements as their nonnative counterparts. Nature notes alert readers to the native species’ unique ecological roles. Unlike other gardening guides, Midwestern Native Shrubs and Trees goes beyond mere suggestion to provide gardeners with the tools they need to make informed, thoughtful choices. Knowing which native species to plant for desired effects empowers landscapers and gardeners to take on a greater role in protecting our midwestern environment.
Discusses the advantages and disadvantages, as well as the planting, care, and range, of virtually every tree species native to eastern North America north of the Gulf Coast.
Author: Guy Sternberg
Publisher: Chapters Pub Limited
Native Trees -- Species that Grew in North America before the arrival of Europeans -- were once overlooked in favor of rare and unusual varieties from afar. This book, the first of its kind, focuses exclusively on the cultivation and preservation of hardy, beautiful native species.
As the definitive identification guide to the shrubs and woody vines of Indiana, this book provides coverage of approximately 90 percent of the species that are found in surrounding Midwestern states.
Author: Sally S. Weeks
Publisher: Purdue University Press
As the definitive identification guide to the shrubs and woody vines of Indiana, this book provides coverage of approximately 90 percent of the species that are found in surrounding Midwestern states. As well as covering indigenous species, it also includes all currently known invasive shrubs and woody vines. Written by two leading experts on woody plants and their myriad values, the guide is prepared in the same attractive, easy-to-use format as their best-selling Native Trees of the Midwest. Descriptive text explains how to identify every species in any season, and original color photographs (generally six per species) taken by Sally Weeks detail all important characteristics. The authors provide practical guidance concerning the potential ornamental value of each species for those interested in landscaping and also evaluate the potential cover and food value for wildlife. The volume includes distribution maps, identification keys, and an index of both common and Latin names.
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Lawrence, Kansas: University Press of Kansas. Sternberg, G. 2004. Native Trees
for North ...
Author: Alan Branhagen
Publisher: Timber Press
Native Plants of the Midwest, by regional plant expert Alan Branhagan, features the best native plants in the heartland and offers clear and concise guidance on how to use them in the garden. Plant profiles for more than 500 species of trees, shrubs, vines, perennials, ground covers, bulbs, and annuals contain the common and botanical names, growing information, tips on using the plant in a landscape, and advice on related plants. You’ll learn how to select the right plant and how to design with native plants. Helpful lists of plants for specific purposes are shared throughout. This comprehensive book is for native plant enthusiasts and home gardeners in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, northern Arkansas, and eastern Kansas.
I always liked this native and used it often, but when 1 learned that one of its
common names was swamp magnolia, I liked it even more. "Here," I thought
appreciatively, "is a tree for wet places!" Magnolia virginiana (Zones 5-9) is a
Publisher: Indiana University Press
A garden design book that features shrubs, trees, and roses for the Midwest. It offers tips for good plant combinations.
The information in this book has been carefully reviewed by staffs of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Bureau of Endangered Resources and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum and other invasive plant experts.
Author: Elizabeth J. Czarapata
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Invasive Plants of the Upper Midwest is an informative, colorful, comprehensive guide to invasive species that are currently endangering native habitats in the region. It will be an essential resource for land managers, nature lovers, property owners, farmers, landscapers, educators, botanists, foresters, and gardeners. Invasive plants are a growing threat to ecosystems everywhere. Often originating in distant climes, they spread to woodlands, wetlands, prairies, roadsides, and backyards that lack the biological controls which kept these plant populations in check in their homelands. Invasive Plants of the Upper Midwest includes more than 250 color photos that will help anyone identify problem trees, shrubs, vines, grasses, sedges, and herbaceous plants (including aquatic invaders). The text offers further details of plant identification; manual, mechanical, biological, and chemical control techniques; information and advice about herbicides; and suggestions for related ecological restoration and community education efforts. Also included are literature references, a glossary, a matrix of existing and potential invasive species in the Upper Midwest, an index with both scientific and common plant names, advice on state agencies to contact with invasive plant questions, and other helpful resources. The information in this book has been carefully reviewed by staffs of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Bureau of Endangered Resources and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum and other invasive plant experts.
Flowers, Vegetables, Shrubs, and Trees for Spectacular Low-Maintenance
Gardens Season After Season Laara K. Duggan. Oak Oaks are the most useful
and important native trees in the Midwest . Grown primarily for shade , these trees
Author: Laara K. Duggan
Publisher: Lawrence Hill Books
Includes: No-fail perennials, wildflowers, and handy bulbs; Kitchen gardens from vegetables and herbs to currants, raspberries, and other small fruits; Shade trees, conifers, and beautiful small trees and shrubs for every site; Lawns, ground covers, native prairies, and romantic meadows; and, more.
This must-have handbook is for gardeners in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Author: Alan Branhagen
Publisher: Timber Press
Bring Your Garden to Life—and Life to Your Garden! Do you want a garden that makes a real difference? Choose plants native to our Midwest region. The rewards will benefit you, your yard, and the environment—from reducing maintenance tasks to attracting earth-friendly pollinators such as native birds, butterflies, and bees. Native plant expert Alan Branhagen makes adding these superstar plants easier than ever before, with proven advice that every home gardener can follow. This incomparable sourcebook includes 225 recommended native ferns, grasses, wildflowers, perennials, vines, shrubs, and trees. It’s everything you need to know to create a beautiful and beneficial garden. This must-have handbook is for gardeners in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Most tree diseases that are of frequent occurrence in the Midwest , or that are
widespread or destructive here , are described in this publication . Included are
diseases of both native and introduced trees . Information is given on prevention
Author: James Cedric Carter
What causes tree diseases? Types of tree diseases. Diagnosis of tree diseases. Tools and their uses. Tree therapy. Resistance and immunity. Arborvitae. Ash. Birch. Buckeye and horse chestnut. Catalpa. Cherry. Chestnut. Crabapple. Douglas-fir. Elm. Hackberry. Hawthorn. Honey locust. Juniper. Linden. Maple. Maple. Mountain ash. Oak. Pine. Poplar. Redbud. Russian olive. Spruce. Sweet gum. Sycamore and london plane. Tupelo. Walnut. Willow. Trees resistant or susceptible to diseases. Trees relatively free of diseases. Fungicides that control tree diseases. Common and scientific tree names.
Presents a case for gardening with native plants and wildflowers; offers general tips on garden planning; provides descriptions of suggested trees, shrubs, vines, ground covers, and ferns for the Lower Midwest growing region; explains how ...
Author: Carolyn Harstad
Presents a case for gardening with native plants and wildflowers; offers general tips on garden planning; provides descriptions of suggested trees, shrubs, vines, ground covers, and ferns for the Lower Midwest growing region; explains how to create prairie, meadow, and woodland gardens; and discusses water use and exotics.
This field guide features detailed descriptions of 455 species of trees native to eastern North America, including the Midwest and the South.
Author: George A. Petrides
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
This field guide features detailed descriptions of 455 species of trees native to eastern North America, including the Midwest and the South. The 48 color plates, 11 black-and-white plates, and 26 text drawings show distinctive details needed for identification. Color photographs and 266 color range maps accompany the species descriptions.
One of them , Cliff Miller , uses older native trees to read the landscape , to learn
about its original character , and to re - create woodland scenes . Brian
Goldthread is a woodland Parsons , native plant consultant and designer of the
Author: Susan McClure
Publisher: Taylor Pub
Each chapter of Midwest Landscape Design focuses on a particular Midwest region's unique appearance and growing conditions and is accompanied by lavish color photographs illustrating both landscape designs and individual plants. Profiles of regional designers include background information on the designers and their creations, valuable information on their recommended plants and personal gardening tips, and how-to sections for implementing their designs. Providing both stunning photography and practical advice, Midwest Landscape Design enables all gardeners to incorporate the best of heartland landscape design into their own gardens.