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Tree Book

By Marty Shaw, RCA

Hardcover textbook -252 pages bound in a luxurious green leatherette cover and beautifully illustrated with 89 photos.


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Exploring the Rich World of Trees

In the vast realm of nature, few entities capture the essence of life and vitality as profoundly as trees. These majestic beings play a pivotal role in sustaining the ecological balance on our planet, offering countless benefits ranging from purifying the air to providing shade and shelter for various species. Amidst the vast literature on trees, there exists a gem that stands out - "The Professional Amenity Plant Appraisal Handbook." Authored by a certified arborist consultant, this book delves deep into the intricate world of trees, offering a comprehensive guide that both arborists and enthusiasts can benefit from.

The Professional Amenity Plant Appraisal Handbook is a treasure trove of knowledge for anyone passionate about arboriculture, horticulture, or simply fascinated by the diverse world of trees. The book begins by laying the groundwork, providing a historical overview of the significance of trees in different cultures and civilizations. It is not just a manual; it is a journey through time, exploring the cultural, economic, and ecological importance of trees in shaping our world.

One of the notable aspects of this book is its emphasis on the role of trees in the urban environment. As cities expand and green spaces diminish, understanding the value of urban trees becomes crucial. The handbook meticulously details the various services that trees offer in urban settings, such as carbon sequestration, temperature regulation, and enhancement of overall aesthetic appeal. This information is invaluable for urban planners, landscape architects, and environmentalists striving to create sustainable and green urban spaces.

As we progress through the chapters, the book seamlessly transitions into the realm of arboricultural practices. From planting and maintenance to disease diagnosis and pest management, the handbook leaves no stone unturned. It serves as a practical guide, offering insights into best practices for nurturing and preserving trees. Arborists and tree care professionals will find the handbook to be an indispensable resource, providing them with the knowledge needed to address various challenges encountered in the field.


The author, a certified arborist consultant, brings a wealth of practical experience to the pages. The content is not just theoretical; it is rooted in real-world scenarios and hands-on expertise. This makes the handbook an authoritative source that professionals can trust. The inclusion of case studies and examples further enhances its applicability, allowing readers to relate the theoretical concepts to practical situations they may encounter in their work.

The handbook doesn't shy away from discussing the economic aspect of trees. It introduces the concept of amenity plant appraisal, shedding light on how trees contribute to property value. This section is particularly beneficial for arborists and consultants who need to assess the monetary value of trees in various settings, including residential, commercial, and public spaces. The handbook provides a step-by-step guide to conducting amenity plant appraisals, making it an indispensable tool for those involved in tree valuation.

Furthermore, the book is richly illustrated with photographs, diagrams, and charts, enhancing the reader's understanding of complex concepts. Whether you are a seasoned arborist or a novice enthusiast, the visual aids make the information more accessible, turning the handbook into a user-friendly guide.

A significant highlight of "The Professional Amenity Plant Appraisal Handbook" is its emphasis on sustainability. In an era where environmental consciousness is paramount, the book explores sustainable arboricultural practices and the role trees play in mitigating climate change. It advocates for the preservation of mature trees, promoting a holistic approach that considers both short-term and long-term environmental benefits.

"The Professional Amenity Plant Appraisal Handbook" is a must-read for anyone seeking an in-depth understanding of trees and their multifaceted contributions to our world. Whether you are an arborist, horticulturist, environmentalist, or simply a lover of nature, this handbook offers a comprehensive and practical guide to navigating the world of trees.

The certified arborist consultant author brings a unique blend of expertise and passion to the pages, making the handbook both informative and engaging. From the historical significance of trees to practical arboricultural techniques and the economic value of trees, the handbook covers a wide spectrum of topics. Its emphasis on sustainability and environmental considerations further elevates its relevance in today's context.

For those looking to enhance their knowledge and skills in arboriculture, "The Professional Amenity Plant Appraisal Handbook" stands as an indispensable resource. It not only equips professionals with the tools needed for effective tree care but also instills a deeper appreciation for the vital role that trees play in our lives. In a world where the importance of preserving our natural heritage is more critical than ever, this handbook serves as a beacon, guiding us towards a greener and more sustainable future.

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by Mary Shaw, RCA
Hardcover textbook -252 pages bound in a luxurious green leatherette cover and beautifully illustrated with 89 photos.
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