Washington, D.C., boasts more than three hundred species of
trees from America, Europe, Africa, and Asia, and City of Trees has
been the authoritative guide for locating, identifying, and
learning about them for more than twenty-five years. The third
edition is fully revised, updated, and expanded and includes an
eloquent new foreword by the "Washington Post"'s garden editor,
In the introduction, Choukas-Bradley describes the efforts of
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and other prominent
Washingtonians who helped the nation's capital evolve into the
"City of Trees," a moniker regaining popularity thanks to
present-day efforts encouraging citizen participation in tree
planting and maintenance.
Part 1 gives the reader a guided tour of the nation's capital,
highlighting historic and rare trees of the urban canopy. Part 2 is
a comprehensive, simply worded, and fully illustrated botanical
guide to the magnificent trees of the nation's capital and
surroundings. The guide also includes botanical keys, an
illustrated glossary, exquisite pen-and-ink drawings by Polly
Alexander, and color close-up photographs of flowering trees, many
by the nationally acclaimed photographer Susan A. Roth.
What to look for in the new edition:
* Added locations: the FDR Memorial; the Smithsonian Institution
gardens; the Tudor Place grounds; the Bishop's Garden of the
Washington National Cathedral; Audubon Naturalist Society
sanctuaries; and much more.
* "City of Trees" history from 1987 to 2007, including the
establishment of Casey Trees and the importance of the urban canopy
in the twenty-first century.
* Twice as many pages of color photographs, new species
descriptions and illustrations, and added habitat information.
"Published in association with the Center for American
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