Publisher: Birkhäuser, ISBN: 9783035627312, Edited by: Ron Henderson, Format: Hardback, 240 x 170 mm, 256pp
30 Trees presents the favourite trees of 30 internationally renowned landscape architects. In each case, the designers describe the characteristics that represent the essence of the selected tree, the designed landscapes they associate with it, and how it was used in completed projects. These personal insights are complemented by five scholarly essays on criteria such as typology, ecology, maintenance, and seasons that are critical in matching trees to landscapes. Additionally, the book includes a botanical description of each species mentioned. The result is a compendium of insights into tree species and the use of trees in landscape architecture. This book will be of interest to professionals and amateurs alike. Featuring a compendium of the most popular trees used in landscape architecture, over 30 projects from around the world selected by 30 international landscape architects.
Ron Henderson is Professor of Landscape Architecture + Urbanism at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago, Illinois, USA, and founding principal of LIRIO Landscape Architecture