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Trees for the Small Garden

By Simon Toomer

Photographs by Steven Wooster

Much more than just another tree encyclopedia.

San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles

Much more than just another tree encyclopedia, Trees for the Small Garden is a careful selection of the 100 best trees for use in small temperate gardens. Each entry includes lavish photographs and clear information about growth rate, care requirements, and seasonal interest. An extensive, illustrated tree-selector table allows readers to quickly choose that special tree that will make their garden a source of envy. This book will be an invaluable resource for every suburban gardener seeking to get the most out of their garden space.

Media reviews

"Much more than just another tree encyclopedia."

San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles

"Beautiful illustrations drive home the most important feature of an intimate garden: the details."

—Natasha S. Johnson, Natchitoches Times

"This book should be very useful to landscape designers and homeowners alike."

—Bobbie Schwartz, Buckeye

"Makes choosing the right tree for your landscape quite meaningful. ... Superb color photos."

—George Graine, Virginia Master Gardeners Association Report

"This attractive, useful guide is recommended for most public and horticulture libraries."

—Sue O'Brien, Library Journal

"A groundbreaking guide that walks readers through the step-by-step process of selecting, planting, and nurturing their very own tree."

—Katie Sloan, Log Home Design Ideas

"Excellent color photographs, including an up-close detail of foliage, flowers or fruit, accompany the text."

—Ethel Fried, Manchester (CT) Journal Inquirer

About the author

Simon Toomer

Simon Toomer has devoted his life to studying all aspects of forestry, woodland management, and arboriculture. He works as Director of the National Arboretum, Westonbirt, UK.

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