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Tree Ferns Hardcover – 15 May 2004

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  • Hardcover: 360 pages
  • Publisher: Timber Press (15 May 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0881926302
  • ISBN-13: 978-0881926309
  • Product Dimensions: 18.7 x 2.9 x 26.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,950,399 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Tree Ferns was not intended to be an identification manual. Its primary purpose is to stimulate interest, expand our knowledge, and bring us up to date on important findings about these elegant plants; for this, the authors are to be commended. The only comprehensive book on the subject. Magnigicent. -- John Bagnasco "Garden Compass" (10/06/2004) Up-to-date ... information on use, cultivation and conservation. This book is "the" source of information on tree ferns. -- Clear Englebert "FungShway.com" (06/01/2004) At last, an excellent book on tree ferns. -- Alistair Wardlaw "Hardy Fern Foundation Quarterly" (07/09/2004) This book is recommended for any horticultural or academic library. -- Karin J. Shank "E-Streams" (12/03/2004) Represents the first dedicated treatment of these fantastic plants. -- Greg Asbagh "Let's Talk Plants" (11/22/2004) Species are beautifully displayed in the many color photographs provided in the book. -- Barney Lipscomb "Sida, Contributions to Botany" (10/14/2004) A wealth of information on these fascinating plants ... remarkable. -- Katherine Allen "Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries Newsletter" (08/01/2004) Even if he or she never intends to grow a tree fern, this book is an attractive and reasonably priced addition to the fern enthusiast's book shelf. -- George Yatskievych "Fiddlehead Forum" (10/21/2004) This informative and very useful book is the only one that covers the subject of tree ferns and is highly recommended for botanists, gardeners, and others interested in ferns. -- John Mickel "Brittonia" (01/17/2004) All in all, this is an extremely well-orchestrated book and the authors have succeeded in providing a valuable product to better understand this unusual member of the plant community. -- James H. Flynn Jr. "American Reference Books Annual" (05/11/2005) A very pleasing book which will entrance serious undergraduate botanists and which belongs in college and university libraries, as well as the library of any pteridologist and of any gardener in warmer parts of North America. -- Douglas Darnowski "Plant Science Bulletin" (03/03/2005) With this book I no longer have any excuse in not knowing all that one needs to know about tree ferns ... It is a book all landscape architects and garden designers should have, as well as all gardeners who wish to grow these great plants. -- John E. Bryan "Gardening Newsletter" (08/07/2004) "Tree Ferns" was not intended to be an identification manual. Its primary purpose is to stimulate interest, expand our knowledge, and bring us up to date on important findings about these elegant plants; for this, the authors are to be commended. -- Barbara Joe Hoshizaki "Pacific Horticulture" (10/28/2004) This book contains all the technical information a plant scientist might want, combined with cultivation and conservation notes of great utility to professional growers, hobbyists, and conservationists alike. -- G. D. Dreyer "Choice" (12/01/2004) ""Tree Ferns" was not intended to be an identification manual. Its primary purpose is to stimulate interest, expand our knowledge, and bring us up to date on important findings about these elegant plants; for this, the authors are to be commended." --Barbara Joe Hoshizaki, Pacific Horticulture, Fall 2004 "This book contains all the technical information a plant scientist might want, combined with cultivation and conservation notes of great utility to professional growers, hobbyists, and conservationists alike." --G. D. Dreyer, Choice, December 2004 "Magnigicent." --John Bagnasco, Garden Compass, October 2004 " "Tree Ferns" was not intended to be an identification manual. Its primary purpose is to stimulate interest, expand our knowledge, and bring us up to date on important findings about these elegant plants; for this, the authors are to be commended." -- Barbara Joe Hoshizaki, Pacific Horticulture, Fall 2004 " This book contains all the technical information a plant scientist might want, combined with cultivation and conservation notes of great utility to professional growers, hobbyists, and conservationists alike." -- G. D. Dreyer, Choice, December 2004 " Magnigicent." -- John Bagnasco, Garden Compass, October 2004

Synopsis

Tree ferns in the garden command the attention of both the devoted gardener and casual passer-by. Their stately form resembles that of the palm tree and evokes a feeling of the quintessentially exotic. This volume provides information on the living tree ferns, surveying families, genera and species.



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