Essential Native Trees and Shrubs for the Eastern United States: The Guide to Creating a Sustainable Landscape

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8.3 X 10.2 X 1.2 inches | 3.0 pounds

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About the Author
Tony Dove is the horticulturist at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, MD, with 40 years of professional experience managing and consulting with public and private gardens from New York to South Carolina. Dove has served as the director of the Clark Botanic Garden in Albertson, NY, horticultural director at Tryon Palace Historical Sites and Garden in New Bern, NC, and chief horticulturist and chief of environmental facilities and programs for Anne Arundel County, MD. Dove is a frequent public speaker and has written many articles for the American Horticultural Society and Smithsonian Associates Magazine.

Ginger Woolridge's professional experience has included garden design, design instruction at the USDA, commercial real estate acquisitions, commercial and residential development and construction, as well as landscape design education and experience. Woolridge serves on the Board of Trustees of 1000 Friends of Maryland.
Plant the proper trees and shrubs to nurture your local bees, butterflies, moths and birds with help from ESSENTIAL NATIVE TREES AND SHRUBS FOR THE EASTERN UNITED STATES: The Guide to Creating a Sustainable Landscape (Imagine, $35), by Tony Dove, who has managed public gardens on the East Coast for 50 years, and Ginger Woolridge, a Maryland-based garden designer. This is an authoritative catalog, organized by a range of categories: those that have attractive bark or are evergreen, those that have showy flowers or are wind, salt or drought tolerant.
--The New York Times Book Review

From its drawings demonstrating each primary plant's height compared to a human, to up-close photos of bark and foliage, the book is designed to quickly communicate the key landscape properties of Eastern trees and shrubs. Texture, form, color, and use are all addressed efficiently. A good guide must be knowledgeable and easy to use; this book is both. The authors do a great job of incorporating key elements of landscaping with natives, and it is conveyed in a way that is effortless for the reader.
--Native Plants Journal

Overall, this is a very good book to have, a good read. It belongs in your collection.
--Washington Gardener