At prices ranging from $7 to $1,000 each, trees and shrubs represent one of the costliest elements of a landscape. Choosing wisely is critical: trees and shrubs, unlike flowers, become semi-permanent fixtures, enhancing — or reducing — the value of a home by as much as 15%. This authoritative reference is the only guide homeowners need to make choices they'll be happy with for years to come.
— More than 250 trees and shrubs described
— How to save thousands of dollars with easy, do-it-yourself planting and pruning tips — and to know when to call in professional help
— 24 pages of color photos and 150 line illustrations
— Landscaping secrets that reveal how to muffle noise, reduce utility bills, and even reduce taxes