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Trees not only add beauty and value to property but also enhance the physical environment by providing shade, reflecting heat, and blocking wind. Choosing the right trees for the right location and conditions, however, is not always easy: each species has its own requirements for sunlight, water, drainage, and protection.
Landscaping with Trees in the Midwest describes sixty-five
desirable tree species, their characteristics, and their uses. More than 325 color photographs illustrate the appearance of each species through the seasons — including height, shape, bark, flowers, and fall colors — as well as other factors that influence
selection and siting.
This guidebook also considers trees as a factor in overall environmental health and gives special consideration to the effects of the emerald ash borer, offering replacement alternatives for vulnerable areas. In addition to the text and photos, Landscaping
with Trees in the Midwest includes a table of growth rates and sizes, a map of hardiness zones, and other valuable reference tools to help the landscape professional or homeowner make informed choices. —Scott Zanon
Published by Ohio Swallow Press
Scott's interview and article published in The Columbus Dispatch (July 27, 2014)
Update Fleshes Out Best Trees For Region (PDF)