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City of Trees: The Complete Field Guide to the Trees of Washington, D.C. [Paperback]

Item : City of Trees: The Complete Field Guide to the Trees of Washington, D.C. [Paperback]
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Author Author : Melanie Choukas-Bradley
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 0813926882
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9780813926889
Publisher Publisher : University of Virginia Press
Pages Pages : 438
Binding Binding : Paperback
Item ID : 100003924

Washington, D.C., boasts more than three hundred species of trees from America, Europe, Africa, and Asia, and City of Trees has been the authoritative guide for locating, identifying, and learning about them for more than twenty-five years. The third edition is fully revised, updated, and expanded and includes an eloquent new foreword by the Washington Posts garden editor, Adrian Higgins.

In the introduction, Choukas-Bradley describes the efforts of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and other prominent Washingtonians who helped the nations capital evolve into the City of Trees, a moniker regaining popularity thanks to present-day efforts encouraging citizen participation in tree planting and maintenance.

Part 1 gives the reader a guided tour of the nations capital, highlighting historic and rare trees of the urban canopy. Part 2 is a comprehensive, simply worded, and fully illustrated botanical guide to the magnificent trees of the nations capital and surroundings. The guide also includes botanical keys, an illustrated glossary, exquisite pen-and-ink drawings by Polly Alexander, and color close-up photographs of flowering trees, many by the nationally acclaimed photographer Susan A. Roth.

What to look for in the new edition:

* Added locations: the FDR Memorial; the Smithsonian Institution gardens; the Tudor Place grounds; the Bishops Garden of the Washington National Cathedral; Audubon Naturalist Society sanctuaries; and much more.

* City of Trees history from 1987 to 2007, including the establishment of Casey Trees and the importance of the urban canopy in the twenty-first century.

* Twice as many pages of color photographs, new species descriptions and illustrations, and added habitat information.

Published in association with the Center for American Places

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