The Second Edition of Van den Berk on Trees has been fully revised and updated. It now includes an additional 383 species and cultivars, and each description is accompanied by a lovely image. The foundations of the book, were laid by two former directors, Jan and Paulus van den Berk and describe a total of 1101 species and cultivars. New cultivars that have since proven themselves have been added along with many other cultivars that are still little known or used.
This revised edition also includes a number of new chapters containing practical information. There are tips and guidelines about which species to choose, how to organise good planting sites and how to unload and plant large trees. A great deal of attention has also been given to trees for the future and honey plants. The updated symbols and extensive search system make it easy for the user to select the right trees to suit their plans. The book is aimed at landscape architects, horticulturalists, public space planners, garden designers and tree fans throughout Europe.
- 1032 pages.
- 1101 species and cultivars with description and photo.
- 383 new species and cultivars compared with First Edition.
- 1700 photos by dozens of photographers.
- 5 new symbols: fruitless cultivar, edible fruit, pinnate leaf, evergreen, honey plants.
- New chapters about choosing a species, habitat layout, unloading large trees, planting and after care, honey plants and trees for the future.
- Includes each tree’s winter hardiness and hardiness maps of Europe and North America.
“The Second Edition of ‘Van den Berk on Trees’ is more than just a supplement to the First Edition. It is a new book which will undoubtedly grow quickly into a popular reference guide for all tree fans. The information in its words, icons and pictures is comprehensive and focused on our climate. New are a number of introductory articles which I had great pleasure in reading and which will be of huge assistance in drawing up planting records. For instance, there is a comprehensive section about the hows and whys of species choice. The importance of proper ground preparation is also discussed as is how to unload such large trees when they are delivered. How do you plant and take care of them? Questions that are uppermost in many landscapers’ minds and to which there are seldom proper answers in existing literature. These additions make this new edition even more valuable than the previous one.”
Harry van Trier, well known Flemish botanical author and lecturer