2005 National Arbor Day Awards
Arboretum America, by Diana Beresford Kroeger
Kroeger wrote Arboretum America to teach that the salvation of the planet will be achieved through trees. She focuses on diverse tree groups and their connection to the natural world, considering how each group uses trees to promote health or to counteract the effects of pollution and global warming. The book covers a wide range of topics, including the history of trees in Native American cultures and the traditional medicinal uses of trees. Arboretum America outlines practical ideas and design tips for where to plant trees, natural organic tree care, and the use of other plants to complement trees.
Native Trees for North American Landscapes, by Guy Sternberg with Jim Wilson
Native Trees for North American Landscapes, by Guy Sternberg with Jim Wilson, published by the Timber Press, Portland, Oregon. Sternberg and Wilson share their extensive horticultural knowledge in this comprehensive cross section of trees native to North America. The main section of the book is divided into tree profiles, each describing flowers and fruit, native and adaptive range, culture, and problems. The authors also list the best seasonal features, from striking bark in winter, to bright fall fruit. In all, the authors discuss more than 650 species and varieties and more than 500 cultivars. Sternberg is a landscape architect and an arborist, while Wilson is a veteran horticulturist and host of the respected PBS Victory Garden television series.