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NATIVE TREES OF CANADA. Ottawa: Dept of Northern Affairs & National Resources (1961) 6th edition. Roy 8vo xvii+293. Colour frontis. Profusely illus from photos of trees, barks, twigs and buds. Card wrappers in dustwrapper. Very good in dustwrapper with some wear to edges. $12.50

Allen, George S. & John N. Owens THE LIFE HISTORY OF THE DOUGLAS FIR. Ottawa: Environment Canada, 1972. 8vo. x+139 pp. Illus from photos and drawings. Card covers. Ink name on top cover, else very good. $15.00

Armbrest, Duncan THE BEECH WOODS. How the Neighbour Learned the Many Secrets of a Canadian Woods. Toronto: Briggs, 1916. Sm 8vo. 120 pp. 22pp of illus from photos. Grey boards; lettering gilt. Paper decoration to top board. Abrasion to front endpaper from a label removed, else a very good bright copy. $25.00

Beale, James H. THE EVERGREENS. Garden City: Doubleday, (1960). Book club edn. 8vo. 285 pp. Illus. from photos. Book club binding. Stain to top edge. A good copy in worn dustwrapper with a chip removed from foot of spine and 5" tear to front panel with interior tape repair. $15.00

Beck, Alison & Marianne Binetti TREE & SHRUB GARDENING FOR BRITISH COLUMBIA. Vancouver, Lone Pine, 2001. 8vo. 359 pp. Profusely illus from colour photos and drawings of some 551 trees and shrubs. Pictorial laminated card covers. Some notes on rear endpaper, else about fine. $15.00

Bell, F. Wayne CRITICAL SILVICS OF CONIFER CROP SPECIES AND SELECTED COMPETITIVE VEGETATION IN NORTHWESTERN ONTARIO. Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, 1991. 4to. vi+177 pp. Illus from drawings and distribution maps. Card covers. Ink name on title page, else very good or better. $20.00

Bormann, F. Herbert & Gene E. Likens PATTERN AND PROCESS IN A FORESTED ECOSYSTEM. Disturbance, Development and the Steady State Based on the Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study. NY: Springer-Verlag, 1979. 8vo. xi+253 pp. Illus from tables and figures. Laminated pictorial green boards. Ink name on front free endpaper, else a fine copy. $50.00

Brockman, C. Frank TREES OF NORTH AMERICA. A Field Guide to the Major Native and Introduced Species North of Mexico. New York: Golden Press (1968) Cr 8vo 280 pp. Profusely illus with colour paintings of trees, leaves and bark; range maps. Laminated cloth binding. A little worn but a very good copy. $10.00

Chapeskie, D.J., D.F. Galley, et al. A SILVICULTURAL GUIDE FOR THE WHITE PINE AND RED PINE WORKING GROUPS IN ONTARIO. Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, 1989. 4to. x+102 pp. Illus from maps and figures. Card covers. Occasional ink marks; a very good copy. $15.00

Davidson, A.G., Compiled and edited by. IMPORTANT FOREST INSECTS AND DISEASES OF MUTUAL CONCERN TO CANADA, THE UNITED STATES AND MEXICO. Ottawa: Queen's Printer, 1967. Ministry of Forestry and Rural Development. 8vo. 248 pp. Illus from photos and maps. Card covers. Previous owner's name in three places. A couple of pages marked. A good sound copy. $17.50

Deal, Warwick GROWING TREES FOR PROFIT. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, (1974). 8vo. 223 pp. llus. from photos and tables. Green boards. Foot of spine bumped, else about fine in like dustwrapper. $18.50

Edwards, Paul TREES AND THE ENGLSH LANDSCAPE. London: G. Bell and Sons, Ltd., 1962. S. 4to. xii + 108 pp. + 16 pp of plates from photos; plan. Illus in text by the author. Green cloth; spine lettering and cover vignette gilt. Spine tips and corners a bit bruised; still a very good bright copy. $18.50

Elmore, Francis H. SHRUBS AND TREES OF THE SOUTHWEST UPLANDS. Tucson: Southwest Parks and Monuments, 1976. 8vo. 214 pp. Illus from drawings by Jeanne R. Janish; colour photos. Card covers. A fine copy. $12.50

Enright, Neal J. and Robert S. Hill, eds. ECOLOGY OF THE SOUTHERN CONIFERS. Washington: Smithsonian, 1995. Sm 4to. x+342 pp. Illus for photos, figures and tables. Green boards. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. Studies the history, ecology and evolution. $30.00

Fiala, Fr. John L. LILACS. The Genus Syringa. Portland: Timber , 2002. 4to. 266 + 98 colour plates from photos. B/w illus throughout. Pictorial card covers. Lightly rubbed, else near fine. '..both a scholarly monograph and a personal tribute to the beauty of lilacs.' $20.00

Forest Service U.S. Department of Agriculture. WOODY-PLANT SEED MANUAL. Washington: U.S. Govenment Printing Office, 1948. Miscellaneous Publication No. 654. 4to. vi+416 pp. Illus from photos, drawings and tables. Grey cloth. A little used, still a very good clean copy. $40.00

Graham, Samuel Alexander PRINCIPLES OF FOREST ENTOMOLOGY. N.Y.: McGraw-Hill, 1939. 2nd edn. 8vo xvi+410 pp. Illus from photos, line drawings, diagrams. Brown cloth. Ink name on front pastedown; a few pencil underlinings, else very good. $20.00

Gupton, Oscar W. & Fred C. Swope TREES AND SHRUBS OF VIRGINIA. Charlottesville:U of Viginia, 1981. Sm 8vo xiv+205 pp. Illus from colour photos. Pictorial boards. Minor wear, else about fine. $15.00

Hartig, R. TEXT-BOOK OF DISEASES OF TREES. Translated by William Somerville. Revised and Edited, with a Preface, by H. Marshall Ward. London: Macmillan, 1894 Roy 8vo xvi+331+ 4p catalogue. Illus from line drawings and diagrams. Green ribbed cloth. "Presentation Copy" blindstamped on title page, top board bumped and front hinge starting. A good copy. $40.00

Harvey, H.T., H.S. Shellhammer, et al. GIANT SEQUOIAS. Three Rivers, CA: Sequoia Natural History Assoc., 1981. 8vo. 77 pp. Illus from photos in colour and b/w. Pictorial card covers. Near fine. $12.00

Jacobson, Arthur Lee PURPLELEAF PLUMS. Portland Timber, 1992. 8vo. 183 pp. 12 pp colour plates from photos. Purple boards. Near fine in like dustwrapper. History, identification, cultivation and classification. $18.50

Jaynes, Richard A. KALMIA. Mountain Laurel and Related Species. Portland: Timber Pr., 1997. 8vo. 295 pp. 64 pp of colour plates from colour photos. Photos, charts and drawings throughout. Brown boards. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. $25.00

Johns, Patrick AN INTRODUCTION TO PRUNING. (NY): Shooting Star Pr., (1996). 4to. 96 pp. Illus. from drawings and photos. Pictorial boards. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. $20.00

Johnson, Hugh THE INTERNATIONAL BOOK OF TREES. A Guide and Tribute to the Trees of Our Forests and Gardens. (London: Mitchell Beazley, 1973). 4to. 288 pp. Profusely illus. from drawings, photos & maps. Brown cloth; gilt stamped title on spine and top board. Neat ink inscription on front free end paper. Spine tips lightly bumped, else about fine in very good dustwrapper with a 1" tear to bottom corner. $30.00

Kinahan, Sonia GARDENING WITH TREES. London: Christopher Helm, (1990). Royal 8vo. vi + 153 pp. Illus. from photos and drawings. Red boards. Fine in near fine dustwrapper. $18.50

Leopold, Donald J., William C. McComb, & Robert N. Muller TREES OF THE CENTRAL HARDWOOD FORESTS OF NORTH AMERICA. An Identification and Cultivation Guide. Portland: Timber Press, 1998. 8vo. 469+40 pp of colour plates from photos. Illus from photos and maps throughout. Brown boards. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. $30.00

Little, Elbert L. CHECK LIST OF NATIVE AND NATURALIZED TREES OF THE UNITED STATES (INCLUDING ALASKA). Agriculture Handbook No. 41. Washington: Forest Service, 1953. 8vo. 472 pp. Blue cloth; lettering gilt. Some shelf wear and ink name au verso of free endpaper, else very good. $20.00

Marx, David S. and Chester B. Dugdale LEAF PRINTS OF AMERICAN TREES AND SHRUBS. (A Modern American Herbal). Totawa: Littlefield, Adams & Co., 1974. 4to. 190 pp. Illus from over 300 leaf prints. Card covers. Light wear to covers, a very good copy. Describes techniques for making leaf prints. Tells how trees and shrubs are useful for food, medicine, crafts, and industry. $16.50

Metcalf, Woodbridge INTRODUCED TREES OF CENTRAL CALIFORNIA. Berkeley: University of California, 1968. Sm. 8vo. 159+8 pp plates. Illus from drawings. Card covers. Covers rubbed. A good used copy. $8.50

 Minister of Natural Resources MANUAL OF SCALING INSTRUCTIONS. Ontario: Minister of Natural Resources, 1976. Seventh edition. Small 8vo. 154 pp. Illus from drawings and tables. Blue plastic covers. Ink name/place on title page and some marking in text, else very good. C$15.00

Minister of Natural Resources MANUAL OF SCALING INSTRUCTIONS. Ontario: Ministry of Natural Resources, 1984. Eighth edition. Small 8vo. viii+120 pp. Illus from drawings and tables. Brown plastic covers. Ink name, else near fine. C$15.00

Mitchell, Alan THE GARDENER'S BOOK OF TREES. London: Dent (1993) Corrected edition. 8vo xii+216 pp. Illus from colour photos and line drawings by Joanna Langhorne. Stiff card wrappers. Very good copy. $10.00

Nabhan, Gary Paul & John L. Carr, eds. IRONWOOD: Am Ecological and Cultural Keystone of the Sonoran Desert. Occasional Papers in Conservation Biology. No. 1. Washington: Conservation International, 1994. 8vo. 92 pp. Illus from photos and figures. Pictorial card covers. About fine. Signed by Nabhan on the title page. $17.50

Newsholme, Christopher WILLOWS. The Genus Salix. Portland: Timber Press, 2002. Lrg 8vo. 224+32 pp of colour photos. Pictorial card covers. A fine copy. A comprehensive worldwide study of willows. $15.00

Osborne, Robert HARDY TREES AND SHRUBS. A Guide to Disease-Resistant Varieties for the North. Toronto: Key Porter, 1996. 4to. xi+113 pp. Illus from drawings and colour photos. Pictorial card covers. A fine copy. $12.50

Papwoth, David and Noel Prockter PLANTING TREES AND SHRUBS FOR SMALL SPACES. A magnificent selection of dependable plants for year-round interest in the garden. Vancouver, B. C.: Cavendish (1997) 4to 112 pp. Profusely illus from colour photos and line drawings showing tree and leaf shapes. Pale green boards, a fine copy in like dustwrapper. This is an extremely useful book with lots of information about growth habits, disease susceptibility, etc. but if you live in zone 4 or less it is probably full of pipe-dreams. $20.00

Petrides, George A FIELD GUIDE TO TREES AND SHRUBS. Field marks of all trees, shrubs, and woody vines that grow wild in the northeastern and north-central United States and in south-eastern and south-central Canada. Boston: Houghton Mifflin (1972) Second edition, 12th printing. Narrow 8vo xxxii+428 pp. Illus from line drawings by Petrides and Roger Tory Peterson. Card wrappers. Ink inscription on the half-title else a near fine copy. $12.50

Poole, A.L. & N.M. Adams TREES AND SHRUBS OF NEW ZEALAND. Wellington: Government Printing Office, 1986. 5th imp. 8vo. 257 pp. Illus. from line drawings. Colour frontis. Pictorial card covers. A fine copy. $12.00

Raphael, Sandra AN OAK SPRING SYLVA. A Selection of the Rare Books on Trees in the Oak Spring Garden Library. Upperville, Virginia: Oak Spring Garden Library, 1989. 4to. xxvi + 147 pp. Illustrated from beautifully reproduced plates from the books described, many in colour. Decorative endpapers. Olive cloth. Gilt vignette on top board. Gilt spine lettering on black title block. A fine copy in near fine dustwrapper with light bruising to head of spine. Each book described is accompanied by an essay on the author and the book and a detailed bibliographical description. $70.00

Riffle, Robert Lee and Paul Craft. AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CULTIVATED PALMS. Portland: Timber, 2003. 4to. 528 pp. Illus from colour photos. Grey boards. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. $40.00

Sargent, Charles Sprague MANUAL OF THE TREES OF NORTH AMERICA. (Exclusive of Mexico). In Two Volumes. NY: Dover, 1965. Second corrected edition reprinted from the 1922 edition. 2 Vols. 8vo. xxvi+432+xviii; xxiv+433-934 pp. Illus by Charles Edward Faxon and Mary W. Gill. Map frontis. Card covers. Ink name/address on half-title and ink initials on spine of both vols. A very good, used set. $30.00

Sisam, J.W.B. FORESTRY EDUCATION AT TORONTO. Toronto: University of Toronto Pr., (1961). 8vo. viii+116 pp. 8 pp of illus from photos. Photo frontis. Green cloth; lettering gilt. Near fine; lacks dustwrapper. $20.00

Smith, Alice Upham TREES IN A WINTER LANDSCAPE. NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1969. lrg 8vo. x+207 pp. Illus from drawings. White cloth. Some glue showing through at inner hinges, else very good in like dustwrapper. A guide to tree identification and planting design. $18.50

Soper, James H. and Margaret L. Heimburger SHRUBS OF ONTARIO Toronto: Royal Ontario Museum, 1982 Large 8vo xxxi+495 pp. Illus from drawings by Leslie A. Garay and Ronald A. With; range maps. Card covers. Ex-lib copy with small stamp on copyright page and pocket removed from rear inside cover, else unblemished. A very good copy. $20.00

Strelis, I. & R.W. Kennedy IDENTIFICATION OF NORTH AMERICAN COMMERCIAL PULPWOODS AND PULP FIBRES. Toronto: Universtiy of Toronto, 1967. 8vo. viii+117 pp. Illus frpom photos; map/. Printed yellow card covers. Small ink name on half-title and a small stain to title page, else very good . $30.00

Tamasi, J. ROOT LOCATION OF FRUIT-TREES AND ITS AGROTECHNICAL CONSEQUENCES. Budapest: Akademiai Kiado, 1986. 8vo. 199 pp. Illus. from photos drawings and tables. Pictorial boards. Small scuff to top board, else a near fine copy. $35.00

Thomas, Graham Stuart Intro by Douglas Chambers. TREES IN THE LANDSCAPE. NY: Sagapress, 1997. Revised edition. Sm 4to. 200 pp. 16 pp of illus from colour photos. Artwork, drawings and photos throughout. Brown boards. Light shelfwear, else near fine in like dustwrapper. $25.00

Tripp, Kim E. and J.C. Raulston THE YEAR IN TREES. Superb Woody Plants for Four-Season Gardens. Portland: Timber Press, 2001. Sm 4to. 206 pp. 64 pp of illus from colour photos. Pictorial card covers. A fine copy. $18.50

White, Hazel SMALL-TREE GARDENS. Simple Projects, Contemporary Designs. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (2000). Sm. 4to. 118 pp. Illus from colour photos by Mathew Plut. Pictorial card covers; french flaps. A fine copy. A Garden Design Book. $12.00

Yepson, Roger B., jr., ed. TREES FOR THE YARD, ORCHARD AND WOODLOT. Propagation, Pruning, Landscaping, Orcharding, Sugaring, Woodlot Management, Traditional Uses. Emmaus: Rodale (1976) 8vo xiii+305 pp. Illus from line drawing. Brown boards. A little used but a very good copy. $15.00

Young, Cameron with photos by Bob Herger and Gunter Marx. THE FORESTS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. Vancouver: Whitecap Books, 1985. Oblong 4to. 192 pp. Illus from photos, drawings and distribution maps. Brown boards. Very good or better in like dustwrapper. $28.50

Zavitz, E.J. HARDWOOD TREES OF ONTARIO with Bark Characteristics. Ontario Dept. of Lands and Forests, 1959. 8vo. 60 pp. Illus from photos. Printed stapled wraps. Light wear to covers, else near fine. $12.00  

Ziller, Wolf G. THE TREE RUSTS OF WESTERN CANADA Victoria: Canadian Forestry Service, 1974. 8vo viii + 272 pp. Illus. from photos in colour and b/w. Green boards; map endpapers. A very good copy in dustwrapper, a bit rubbed with small chip removed from back panel. $30.00

Zion, Robert L. TREES FOR ARCHITECTURE AND THE LANDSCAPE. NY: Reinhold, 1968. 4to. 284 pp. Illus from splendid full-page b&w photo-portraits of trees; maps and drawings. Pictorial endpapers. Green cloth. A very good copy in dustwrapper with wear to top edge and browning to spine. Packed with lots of useful information on selecting, planting and growing trees. $30.00