TREE SCIENCE BOOKS
A New Tree Biology and Dictionary by Alex L. Shigo
Formerly separate publications, the text and dictionary are combined into a one-volume complete guide to Shigo’s album of facts, photos, philosophies, and terminology regarding trees, their problems, and their proper care. On the basis that trees support more integrated groups of living things than any other lifeform on Earth, this book contains a wealth of information and philosophy on tree care. The dictionary section provides comprehensive definitions of 239 terms and topics.
The CODIT Principle by Dirk Dujeseifken and Walter Liese
This book offers an in-depth look at a tree's physiologic response to wounding, helping arborists to understand wound reactions of bark, cambium, and wood, as well as the factors that influence the tree's response. To help readers understand the complex responses more easily, the authors further developed Alex Shigo's 1977 CODIT Model into the broader CODIT Principle, which describes the reactions from injury to rot encapsulation as a series of phases. The CODIT Principle clarifies why some wounds have problematic consequences for the tree while others do not.
The Biology and Management of Landscape Palms by Donald R. Hodel
This collection of articles on the biology, selection, planting, and management of palms in the landscape, was written by one of the foremost specialists in palm taxonomy and horticulture today, Donald R. Hodel. They were first published as a highly regarded series of articles in The Western Arborist, the educational magazine of the Western Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture. The first ten articles, and an earlier one on planting and transplanting palms, are included here along with a compendium for species selection listing the characteristics and environmental tolerances for common palms species.
The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate - Discoveries from a Secret World by Peter Wohlleben
Forester and author Peter Wohlleben convincingly makes the case that, yes, the forest is a social network. He draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families: tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, support them as they grow, share nutrients with those who are sick or struggling, and even warn each other of impending dangers.
What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses by Daniel Chamovitz
The renowned biologist Daniel Chamovitz presents an intriguing and scrupulous look at how plants themselves experience the world―from the colors they see to the schedules they keep. Highlighting the latest research in genetics and more, he takes us into the inner lives of plants and draws parallels with the human senses to reveal that we have much more in common with sunflowers and oak trees than we may realize.
Botany for Gardeners by Brian Capon
Botany for Gardeners offers a clear explanation of how plants grow. What happens inside a seed after it is planted? How are plants structured? How do plants adapt to their environment? How is water transported from soil to leaves? Why are minerals, air, and light important for healthy plant growth?How do plants reproduce? The answers to these and other questions about complex plant processes, written in everyday language, allow gardeners and horticulturists to understand plants "from the plant's point of view."