Tony Dove, author
Tony Dove is a horticulturalist at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, Maryland, with forty years of professional experience managing and consulting with public and private gardens from New York to South Carolina. Dove is a frequent public speaker and has written articles for the American Horticultural Society and Smithsonian Associates Magazine.
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Ginger Woolridge, author
Ginger Woolridge's professional experience has included garden design, design instruction at the USDA, commercial real estate acquisitions, commercial and residential development, and construction. Woolridge serves on the Board of Trustees of 1000 Friends of Maryland.
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Doug Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home, co-author of The Living Landscape, and Chair and Professor of the department of entomology and wildlife ecology at the University of Delaware
"An important new tool to our native plant libraries. . . Beautifully illustrated, even the well-informed gardener will find this a valuable reference."
Mark Weathington, Director, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University
"Few books give such well-researched detail into where and how to utilize both common and sorely underutilized native trees and shrubs in the landscape. This book should be a required reference for nurserymen and landscape designers."
Eric D. Groft, Principal/Vice President, Oehme van Sweden, Landscape Architecture
"FINALLY! In a thoughtful, organized and simple format, this book illustrates how to build better landscapes, gardens, and environmentally sensitive ecologies. This is a long overdue book and it has my absolute endorsement."
Margaret Shillingford, Education Programs Specialist, Mt. Cuba Center
“I was impressed with the comprehensive plant lists at the beginning of the book. Most gardening/landscape books place such lists in the back of the book and usually do not cover as many areas as yours does e.g. Trees with Showy Flowers, Trees for Planting Beneath Utility Lines, Wind Tolerant Trees, etc. I thought the addition of pictorial representations of height as well as seasons of interest was very useful, especially for those who are visual learners. I particularly appreciated the colored flower, fruit, and leaf color indications in the Seasons of Interest section – Great idea! The inclusion of the wildlife benefits of each tree or shrub is also a valuable tool for eco-friendly gardeners and landscapers.
Essential Native Trees and Shrubs for the Eastern United States makes a great addition to the library of every serious gardener, landscape designer/architect, land manager and other plant-related professional.”
New York Times
"Plant the proper trees and shrubs to nurture your local bees, butterflies, moths and birds with help from ESSENTIAL NATIVE TREES AND SHRUBS FOR THE EASTERN UNITED STATES: The Guide to Creating a Sustainable Landscape, by Tony Dove, who has managed public gardens on the East Coast for 50 years, and Ginger Woolridge, a Maryland-based garden designer. This is an authoritative catalog, organized by a range of categories: those that have attractive bark or are evergreen, those that have showy flowers or are wind, salt or drought tolerant."
ISBN: 978-1-63289-204-1 EPUB
ISBN: 978-1-63289-205-8 PDF
Page count: 336
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