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Growing Trees from Seed
A Practical Guide to Growing Native Trees, Vines and Shrubs
Native trees grow much faster than non-native trees. But even experienced horticulturists can be mystified about how nature sows and germinates seeds especially acorns and walnuts.

Thanks to this book, any gardener can now grow trees from seeds within as little as ten years. The secrets are to know what seeds to collect and how to prepare and plant them. From their extensive knowledge, the authors guide the reader in identifying native trees, vines and shrubs and describe how to propagate them.

Growing Trees from Seed covers the ecology, abundance, fruit characteristics and edibility of the more than 200 species discussed in this book. There is expert guidance on when to gather fruits, how to extract seeds from the fruit, and when and how to treat and germinate the seed, plus information on transplanting and expected growth rate. Alerts throughout the book identify closely related non-native species now common to various regions.

Many illustrations and descriptions help the reader with plant identification. A seed-treatment guide provides a handy reference.

Among the trees, vines and shrubs covered are:

Alders

Beeches

Berries

Birches

Cedars

Cherries

Chestnuts

Clematis

Dogwoods

Elms

Firs and pines

Hickories

Junipers

Laurels

Maples

Oaks

Plums

Poplars

Spruces

Walnuts

Willows There is no better guidebook on how to grow native trees from seed. Henry Kock was an interpretive horticulturist for two decades at the University of Guelph's arboretum, where he founded the Elm Recovery Project.

Paul Aird is a forest scientist and professor of forest conservation policy at the University of Toronto.

John Ambrose served as curator of the University of Guelph's arboretum, and curator of botany and manager of horticulture at the Toronto Zoo.

Gerald Waldron is the author of three books and many popular articles and scientific papers on trees.


Author : Henry Kock with Paul Aird, John Ambrose and Gerald Waldron
ISBN : 1554073634
Publisher : Fire Fly Books
Sugg. Retail Price : $45.00
Available in Hardcover
Number of Pages : 280

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