paper, 265 pp., $55.00
Oaks are a highly diverse group of woody plants; those in California grow in a wide variety of habitats. In order to provide proper care for an individual plant, it must be identified accurately. This publication from the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources provides guidance in identification and care of both native and nonnative oak species; directions for planting oaks and their proper care; information on diagnosing disorders and structural problems; and finally, tree protection and preservation. Extensively illustrated in color, this comprehensive handbook provides professionals, students, community leaders, and all those who care for these woody plants with the latest research information.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden