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Arboretum America A Philosophy of the Forest

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N they look best in what native plants complement them as well as organic care and how to grow themBeresford Kroeger captures the magic spell that trees cast over us Yet her holistic approach urges us to think big while acting locally so that we may someday restore the forest primevalDiana Beresford Kroeger is a botanist medical and agricultural researcher lecturer and self defined renegade scientist in the fields of classical botany medical biochemistry organic chemistry and nuclear chemistry She lives in Ontario Canad I've taken this one out of the library about 5 times it is a gem Not only the incredibly beautiful photos of various native trees and other wildflowers but also the cultural importance of the tree its medicinal and other uses and its function in the ecosystem and relationship to other plants and animals It's a wholistic view of the web of nature than I've ever seen elsewhere MARTINIQUE. : Produits du terroir et recettes traditionnelles renegade scientist in the fields of classical botany medical biochemistry organic chemistry and nuclear chemistry She lives in Ontario Canad I've taken this one out of the library about 5 times it is a gem Not only the incredibly beautiful photos of various native trees and other wildflowers but also the cultural importance of the tree its medicinal and other uses and its function in the ecosystem and

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Combining both hands on practicality and garden philosophy Diana Beresford Kroeger a self described renegade scientist appeals to the hearts and minds of gardeners everywhere Arboretum America's goal is both lofty and down to earth the salvation of the planet through the planting of trees There are many books on both of these subjects Some warn some inform while others meditate on the disappearance of the forests or the meaning of trees Few books though touch on so many aspects of trees including ways to use them in gar Interesting Her background allows her to speak rather knowledgeably about the potential curatives to be found in various species I found it frustrating though that the pictures were often of plants that grow well nearby or what the fruit looks like rather than what the tree itself looks like Also she focuses pretty tightly on trees that grow near her in Canada I found myself wondering who her target audience is; she seems to have tried to strike a balance between writing to several different audiences and falling a bit short for each as a result MARTINIQUE. : Produits du terroir et recettes traditionnelles rather knowledgeably about the potential curatives to be found in various species I found it frustrating though that the pictures were often of plants that grow well nearby or what the fruit looks like

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Den design as Arboretum America doesBeresford Kroeger's remedy is what she calls the Bioplan The plan consists of how each of twenty different tree groups relates to its natural environment and how these specific trees can be used to promote health or to counteract the effects of pollution and global warming The plan also reveals the fascinating history of these trees in Native American culture including their medicinal uses Finally the Bioplan offers practical design ideas and tips where to plant these trees what seaso Like some others I found this a beautiful and fascinating book to read on and off than straight through but after reading a number of the author's unreferenced and absolute statements began to wonder how credible it was For example she says of black walnuts that A single tree planted now will pay for the university education of one's grandchild Having lived with well established black walnuts and consulted an arborist about their potential value I can only say I wish that were true And she states flatly that because of a chemical found around schools due to heavy traffic and because it is directly tied in with leukemia in children planting black walnut trees in school yards should be part of a bioplan for the health protection of al schoolchildren If it's true that just breathing the chemicals trees emit really can have such health benefits I'd love to know a lot than she tells us here