Author(s): Michael A. Dirr
The text reflects the passions of the author and gives full details of the plants, from the latest nomenclatural changes to revisionist thinking on the ever-expanding limits of cold hardiness. Mike Dirr is a legend in the horticultural world, widely acknowledged as a leading expert on trees and shrubs for landscapes. Add to that more than 3500 color photographs, and indispensable backmatter lists for choosing exactly the right plant for the right purpose, and you have an unsurpassed resource for tree and shrub identification and selection, one that will be embraced by garden designers, landscape architects, urban foresters, park managers, nursery professionals---anyone who values hardiness, disease resistance, and beauty in their woody plants.
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Michael A. Dirr is a retired professor from the University of Georgia, a legend in the horticultural world, one of the top American authorities on woody plants and the author of more than 300 scientific and popular papers, articles, and books.