Understanding Trees: A Guide to Tree Health and Selection in the Central Valley of California (Paperback)
With this manual for choosing the right trees in the central valley region of California, prospective planters can weigh their options and pick the trees that best suit their sites. Healthy, mature trees can add substantial value to property; sickly trees, however, can cost an equally substantial amount. The expertise of a professional arborist is collected and made accessible here for any reader who wishes to invest in trees for landscaping. Plenty of troubleshooting tips cover problems from blight to bugs, and each of the 40 featured species has a complete entry describing its benefits for both land and landowner.
John K. Pape is the host of ""The Art of Gardening,"" a local public television show on KVPT-Fresno and Bakersfield, and the owner and chief arborist of Providence Horticulture. He is on the advisory board of Tree Fresno and the Clovis Botanical Garden. He lives in Tollhouse, California.