Product Code: SOU72
A new title from Shigo and Trees, Associates!!Soul of a Tree: Conversations with Alex Shigo on the Nature of Tree Care by Jack Phillips.
Extending the sequence of essays that Alex Shigo and Jack Phillips planned and began together, the series has now been completed. This is a book of Shigo philosophy, research and commentary on trees, their environment and care as imparted by Dr. Shigo to Jack Phillips on their walks through the woods and around a microscope.
This book greatly expands, and replaces, The Nature of Tree Care.
"Why should we bother with this talk of soul? Discovering the inner and communal life of trees can help us to treat them with greater care. We might discover something about ourselves as well."
"Arboriculture is not only the cultivation of trees. It is the cultivation of a community to which we belong."
"Good arboriculture, according to Shigo, is based on understanding how trees grow and survive."
This book would make an excellent companion to Modern Arboriculture. It is written in an understandable conversational style, addressing tree anatomy, biology and care, with a philosophical and environmental perspective as well.
This book is soft cover, 6" x 9", 52 pages with full color photos throughout.
Product Code: bk005
Tree Anatomy is about the parts and structures of the tree system. It is about the beautiful and marvelous ways they are connected. The majesty and beauty of trees are shown from the inside, with close-up views taken under the microscope at low power, 8 to 64 X.
Tree Anatomy is a beautiful, durable, and useful book for all people who care for trees and care about trees. The large color photos and brief captions make it easy to read and understand. A perfect complement to biology and tree anatomy classes.
Here are just a few points you will see and learn more about:
The beauty of small flowers and their anatomy
Chlorophyll in young bark, in fissues in bark on old trees
The wondrous world of soil fungi
Mycorrhizae, actinorhizae and root hairs
Barrier zones and reaction zones in tropical trees
The orderly connected parts of the tree system
Size: 12.5" x 9" x .5"
102 pages, hard cover
A New Tree Biology and Dictionary
Facts, Photos, and Philosophies on Trees and Their Problems and Proper Care
Product Code: bk003
A New Tree Biology changed the way the world looked at, studied and understood trees from the inside and out. A New Tree Biology and Dictionary were originally in two parts. Now they are combined as A New Tree Biology and Dictionary, the text and terms all in one!
A New Tree Biology and Dictionary is sturdy hardcover, 619 pages, 688 photos plus references and index, followed by the dictionary of 132 pages, with quick reference to 239 important subjects, all in one book . This is a comprehensive resource.
Chapter headings: Emerging, a New Tree Biology; Trees and Insects and Mites; Trees and Micoorganisms; Trees and Animals; Survival; Leaves; Fruit; The Cambium and Bark; Roots; Prelude to the Branch; Branches; Branch Shedding; Epicormic Branches and Limb Drop; Wood and Boundaries; Heartwood and Discolored Wood and the System; Wetwood; Chestnut Blight; Hypoxlyn Canker; Strumella Canker; Cankers; Canker Rots; Polyporus glomeratus; Fomes everhartii; Fumes pini – Canker Rot in Pine; Caution; Fomes pini and Related Species; Armillaria mellea; Root Rot; Fomes annosus; Tree Treatments; Pruning; Included Bark and Pruning; Topping; Cracks; Basal Sprouts; Callus and Wound Closure; Cavities; Injections and Implants; Wound Dressings; Trichoderma and Bicontrol; Cabling and Bracing; Other Treatments and Problems; Genetics; Dutch Elm Disease; Fire Blight; Utility Poles and Wood Products; The Future.
Size: 9.5" x 6.5" x 1.5", hard cover