Guest post by Becky Froeter-Mathis, Hitchcock Design Group
Here are 5 useful reference books on trees that I use regularly as a practicing landscape architect.
Books on Trees for Architects
Find references below and links to purchase these books.
- Dirr, Michael A. Dirr’s Encyclopedia of Trees & Shrubs. Portland: Timber Press, Inc., 2011.
- Dirr, Michael A. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture, Propagation and Uses. Champaign: Stipes Publishing LLC, 2009.
- Swink, Floyd, and Gerould Wilhelm. Plants of the Chicago Region. Indianapolis: Indiana Academy of Science, 1994.
- Boon, Bill, and Harlen Groe. Nature’s Heartland: Native Plant Communities of the Great Plains. Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1990.
- Weinbach, Daniel. Trees 4 Seasons – A Visual Guide. Chicago, Twain Publishers, 2012. Includes photos of 79 deciduous trees in each of the four seasons, plus photos of leaves, bark and flowers. Factual data and characteristics of each tree are also included.
What other books to you use? Please suggest them in a comment.