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Trees define the California landscape, whether in the form of wind-sheared cypresses on Monterey County’s coastal bluffs, massive valley oaks studding interior valley grasslands, or palms lining the streets of Beverly Hills. They help us to know where we are. We have reviewed a number of important books on the trees of various places, such as Napa, Santa Barbara, Seattle, and San Diego, and have produced one of our own: The Trees of Golden Gate Park and San Francisco, featuring the collected writings of the late Dr Elizabeth McClintock from the first twenty-five years of this journal.

To date, however, none of these books have covered such an extensive list of trees as Trees of the California Landscape, clearly the result of a lifelong passion for the author, landscape architect Charles Hatch. Borrowing and adapting material from countless other books, he has assembled a book that will become a standard text for students of horticulture and landscape architecture, and should reside in any landscape professional’s office. It is also a valuable reference book for the home gardener, the urban planner, and the enthusiast concerned about trees in our environment, from urban to wild. ...


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