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Brief messages on tree biology, tree care and philosophy.


The brief messages are those used in talks by Dr. Shigo since 1960. The photos punctuate some of the points. The messages are all on even numbered pages and the photos are on odd numbered pages. It is designed as two books in one.

The photos show: Mycorrhizae, mulch, roots, forest trees, city trees, hazard trees, pollarding, trees in large containers, worms in soil, water problems, grass problems, starch test, actinorhizae, lichens, trees in clusters, young people and trees, bracing problems, wraps, poor quality stock, trees under lines, 90-3-90 at work, insects, cracks, dissections, growth patterns, storm damage, ice injury, over pruning, new ways to kill trees!, dead trees in play grounds, logs, palms over pruned, anthracnose, lightning injury, city tree canopy, and more!

The object of the book is to make you think.

Size: 9" x 6" x .25"

Item is not offered at the end of the auction.

Check out our other listings from Alex Shigo and other horticultural related books.

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Happy to combine P&P where possible. A GST receipt is issued on completion of sale.
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  • Seller location: Hamilton, Waikato, NZ

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