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Native Trees
for North American Landscapes

by Guy Sternberg
with James W. Wilson

Trees are natural focal points of any landscape — living structural elements. They inspire an appreciation of nature as well as providing food and shelter for wildlife. For all these reasons, the choice of a tree for your landscape should be carefully considered.

Many common native trees are just as beautiful as cultivated exotics. Since they have evolved with local conditions and are well adapted to their climate, they often require less maintenance and won't escape to invade a balanced ecosystem. The authors' extensive horticultural knowledge is distilled in this comprehensive cross section of trees native to North America, from the Atlantic to the Rockies and from northern Canada to the Gulf Coast, including the American chestnut.

The main section of the book is divided into tree profiles, each describing flowers and fruit, native and adaptive range, culture, and problems. The authors also list the best seasonal features whether a tree has striking bark in winter, for example, or bright fruit in fall. In all, more than 650 species and varieties, and more than 500 cultivars, are discussed.


Guy Sternberg's latest book
Winner of National Arbor Day
Foundation 2005 Media Award

Native Trees for North American Landscapes has also won the National Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries Annual Literature Award for 2005.

  Guy Sternberg
       Guy Sternberg, Author

       Guy Sternberg
             about scheduled book       signing events.


Native Trees
for North American Landscapes

By Guy Sternberg with James W. Wilson
552 pp, Hardcover
ISBN: 0-88192-607-8
$59.95, plus shipping and handling
©2004 Timber Press, Inc.,
133 S.W. Second Ave.  Suite450
Portland, Oregon 97204-3527.
(503) 227-2878, (800) 327-568

To purchase an inscribed and signed copy of     Native Trees
for North American Landscapes

contact Guy Sternberg
or Contact Timber Press Timber Press

National Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries 2005 Literature Award for Native Trees for North American Landscapes

Media reviews
"This gorgeous guide should prove popular with gardeners and nature lovers alike.
— Lawrence Looks at Books, July 2004

"It is well written, and may help us achieve better plant diversity in our communities because it certainly inspires to plant more interesting species than the sugar maple or pin oak.
 — Jeneen Wiche, January 31, 2005

Guy Sternberg is a landscape architect, arborist, tree consultant, writer, lecturer, and photographer from Illinois. He has propagated and grown hundreds of species of trees, both native and nonnative, and maintains his own research arboretum, Starhill Forest, with his wife, Edie. He was the first president of the International Oak Society and is a life member of the International Dendrology Society, International Society of Arboriculture, and American Forests.

Jim Wilson was a veteran horticulturist familiar to most gardeners as the personable co-host of the Victory Garden television series on PBS. He was a widely published and respected garden writer and a lifelong student of native plants. As a long-time resident of Mississippi, South Carolina, and Missouri, he knew the plants and environments of the Southeast like few other people. Our personalities and values clicked in lock-step, and we miss him very much.

Sternberg & Wilson are also the authors of Landscaping With Native Trees
Chapters Publishing, Ltd.
Shelburne, VT

"What a beautiful book. This is truly a labor of love."
 — Brad Hendricks, City Trees, Nov/Dec,         2004

"This in-depth technical book is attractive
without sacrificing utility."
— Mary Ann Fink, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 8, 2005

"This is much more than a picture book;
the descriptions are thorough and written
in a conversational style often punctuated with humor."
— Timothy Howard, The Quarterly Review of Biology, December 2004


2007 National Award to Starhill Forest Arboretum by Trees Forever
for work on streambank stabilization


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available in any English-speaking country
and tailored for any audience level.

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