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A Californian S Guide To The Trees Among Us

Author: Matt Ritter
Publisher: Heyday Books
ISBN: 9781597141475
Size: 21.41 MB
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We bring the strength and beauty of the natural world into our urban landscapes by planting trees, and California is blessed with a rich horticultural history, visible in an abundance of cultivated trees that enrich our lives with extraordinary color, bizarre shapes, unusual textures, and unexpected aromas. A Californian's Guide to the Trees among Us features over 150 of California's most commonly grown trees. Whether native or cultivated, these are the trees that muffle noise, create wildlife habitats, mitigate pollution, conserve energy, and make urban living healthier and more peaceful. Used as a field guide or read with pleasure for the liveliness of the prose, this book will allow readers to learn the stories behind the trees that shade our parks, grace our yards, and line our streets. Rich in photographs and illustrations, overflowing with anecdote and information, A Californian's Guide to the Trees among Us opens our eyes to a world of beauty just outside our front doors.

Trees Of The California Landscape

Author: Charles R. Hatch
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520251243
Size: 76.94 MB
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An abundantly illustrated and essential resource for gardeners, homeowners, landscape design professionals, and anyone interested in California's abundant flora provides valuable information about native and ornamental species of trees, their habitat, and their sustainable needs.

Trees And Shrubs Of California

Author: John David Stuart
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520221109
Size: 33.44 MB
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This accessible field guide identifies and describes native California tree species and most common shrubs in text complemented by more than 200 line drawings, 300 range maps, and 40 color photos.

A Californian S Guide To The Birds Among Us

Author: Charles Hood
Publisher: Heyday Books
ISBN: 9781597143837
Size: 71.98 MB
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This lively and even quotable guidebook will introduce you to California's most easily seen bird species as found in a mix of urban, suburban, and traditionally natural habitats: the birds that you'll find in your own neighborhood. Full-color photographs and clear descriptions make identification easy, while entertaining anecdotes shed light on birds' fascinating behaviors. Impressively detailed, A Californian's Guide to the Birds among Us includes: 120 entries for California's most common birds, More than 400 full-color photographs, Advice for beginning birders, including gear recommendations, Surprising facts and trivia, Resources for further reading, Comprehensive index, Accessible to the novice and sure to enlighten even experienced birders, this guide will inspire you to notice nature more closely and find joy in interacting with the astounding diversity of avian life in California. Book jacket.

California Plant Families

Author: Glenn Keator
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520259246
Size: 66.26 MB
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This volume enables readers to identify California's native and naturalized plants by learning to recognize plant families. The heart of the book contains user-friendly keys and descriptions of seventy major families prominent in California's natural environment.

National Audubon Society Field Guide To California

Author: Peter Alden
Publisher: National Audubon Society Regio
Size: 51.82 MB
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Identifies one thousand types of California's plant and animal life, offers an overview of its natural history, and describes the state's beaches, parks, preserves, and forests

The California Naturalist Handbook

Author: Greg de Nevers
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520274806
Size: 40.17 MB
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The California Naturalist Handbook provides a fun, science-based introduction to California’s natural history with an emphasis on observation, discovery, communication, stewardship and conservation. It is a hands-on guide to learning about the natural environment of California. Subjects covered include California natural history and geology, native plants and animals, California’s freshwater resources and ecosystems, forest and rangeland resources, conservation biology, and the effects of global warming on California’s natural communities. The Handbook also discusses how to create and use a field notebook, natural resource interpretation, citizen science, and collaborative conservation and serves as the primary text for the California Naturalist Program.

Pests Of Landscape Trees And Shrubs Third Edition

Author: Steve H. Dreistadt
Publisher: UCANR Publications
ISBN: 1601078641
Size: 37.14 MB
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Completely revised and expanded, Pests of Landscape Trees and Shrubs, 3rd Edition, is a comprehensive, how-to integrated pest management (IPM) resource for landscapers, arborists, home gardeners, retailers, and parks and grounds managers. This easy-to-use guide covers hundreds of insects, mites, nematodes, plant diseases, and weeds that can damage California landscapes. The book's 435 pages present the practical experience and research-based advice of more than 100 University of California (UC) and industry experts, including: • Pest-resistant plants and landscape design • Planting, irrigating, and other cultural practices that keep plants healthy • Conserving natural enemies to biologically control pests • Efficient monitoring so you know when to act • Selective pesticides and when their use may be warranted • Numerous references to regularly-updated, online guides with more pesticide choices and the latest IPM practices Inside you'll find: • 575 high-quality, color photographs to help you recognize the causes of plant damage and identify pests and their natural enemies. 140 more than the previous edition! • 101 line drawings and charts of pest biology and control techniques • Problem-solving tables to help you diagnose the pests and maladies of more than 200 genera of alphabetically-listed trees and shrubs Also in the 3rd Edition are dozens of newly added pests, including those affecting azaleas, camellias, hibiscus, camphor, eucalyptus, liquidambar, oaks, maples, palms, pines, olive, roses, and sycamores.

Trees In Paradise A California History

Author: Jared Farmer
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393078027
Size: 23.57 MB
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Traces the history of such iconic Californian vegetation as orange trees, giant redwoods, and palm trees, including the impact the vegetation had on the people living and working in the state.

California Gardener S Guide

Author: Bruce Asakawa
ISBN: 1930604475
Size: 14.58 MB
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Each of the 169 specially selected plants featured in this book is showcased in glorious full color. Valuable information on planting, caring, and protection is included for each plant and a map designates each plant's preferred growing zones.