is Emeritus Professor of Botany, Forest Pathology, and Forest Resources at the University of Maine. He spent more than 35 years in research and education on elm disease, with over 28 years in the stud...
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History and Development in North America
Arboriculture—the emphasis on keeping trees alive and healthy—has
emerged only recently as a profession, however, the practices in use
today are the culmination of decades of development. The first book
of its kind, Aboriculture: History and Development in North America
chronicles a century of this "love of trees" view as it has eveloped
into a viable profession.
Beginning with a discussion of the origins of planting,
transplanting, and pruning, Richard Campana provides a breadth and
depth of understanding of how arboriculture has become an important
force in modern ecology. Specific topics discussed include: the
introduction of woody plants into North America; botanical gardens
and arboreta; gypsy moths; Dutch elm disease; the Davey, Bartlett,
and Asplundh tree experts; herbicides, insecticides and fungicides;
pruning; fertilization; wound treatment; and cabling, bracing, and
This unique history will be of interest to arborists, city foresters,
landscape architects, nursery companies, contractors, park and city
managers, superintendents of institutional grounds, educators,
students, workers in land management, government and public utilities-
and anyone involved in the preservation of trees.
483 pp., 6.00" x 9.00", August 1999