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The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Trees By ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS KEW

The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Trees by ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS KEW

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Kew Gardens' beautiful, practical and contemporary guide to growing trees for gardeners of all levels.

The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Trees Summary

The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Trees: The Art and Science to grow with confidence by ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS KEW

This inspirational book from Kew Gardens' tree expert is the perfect guide to choosing and growing these essential garden mainstays.

With authoritative advice from Kew tree expert Tony Kirkham and the Kew Gardens team, this is the ultimate companion to growing and planting trees. In addition, there are twelve tree-related projects to inspire every green-fingered gardener.

There is a place in every garden for a tree, but before buying it is important to think about why and what you are planting and where. Do you want to plant for privacy, as a single ornamental specimen for seasonal interest or to attract wildlife? Such key considerations are discussed by the Head of the Arboretum, Gardens & Horticultural Services at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He also explains the practicalities of growing a tree as well as describing and illustrating a wide range of trees in detail, for every size of garden.

The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Trees is part of the Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing series and is accompanied by Growing Herbs, Growing House Plants, Growing Vegetables, Growing Orchids and Growing Fruit.


KEW ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS has built a global resource for medicinal plant names that enables health professionals and researchers to access information about plants and plant products relevant to pharmacological research, health regulation, traditional medicine and functional foods.

Tony Kirkham MBE is Head of the Arboretum, Gardens & Horticultural Services at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and was awarded the RHS's highest accolade, the Victoria Medal of Honour, in 2019. He has participated in and led several plant-collecting expeditions to Chile and East Asia and has written, co-authored or edited numerous books on trees. He has also featured on TV programmes including A Year at Kew and Judi Dench: My Passion for Trees and has presented two series of The Trees That Made Britain for the BBC.

Table of Contents

Part One: The value of trees and why should we plant them?
Trees in the garden
What is a tree?
Parts of a tree
Planting the right tree in the right place
Buying a tree
Looking after a tree between buying and planting
Planting a tree
Tree staking
Aftercare following planting
Tree propagation
Pruning trees
Mature tree pruning operations
When and how to hire a professional arborist

Part Two: Tree profiles
Black tupelo
Paperback maple
Silver birch
Tulip tree
Saucer magnolia
Japanese maple
Norway maple
Handkerchief tree
Common hawthorn
Black mulberry
Japanese dogwood
Chinese flowering dogwood
Honey locust
Judas tree
Golden chain tree
Black walnut
Harlequin glorybower
Siberian crab
Willow-leaved pear
Grey alder
Japanese Yoshino cherry
Tibetan cherry
Indian horse chestnut
Scarlet oak
Japanese zelkova
Small-leaved lime
Indian bean tree
Service berry
Silver wattle
Strawberry tree
New Zealand lacebark
Western red cedar
Lawson cypress
English yew
Mediterranean cypress
Dawn redwood
Maidenhair tree
Palm tree

Planting a maidenhair tree in a container for a balcony or patio
Growing a tree from seed
Making a collage of preserved, colourful autumnal leaves in a picture frame
Topiarising a bay tree into a standard ball
Creating a multi-stemmed birch
Grow your own Christmas tree to bring inside each year
Establishing mistletoe in a garden tree
Five hardworking trees for any small garden
Building an ecological pile in the garden from old logs and branches
Making a bee hotel
Ageing an oak tree and measuring the height without technology
Researching and finding an old veteran tree in a local garden, park or graveyard

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The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Trees: The Art and Science to grow with confidence by ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS KEW
Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
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