This collection of articles on the biology, selection, planting, and management of palms in the landscape, was written by one of the foremost specialists in palm taxonomy and horticulture today, Donald R. Hodel. They were first published as a highly regarded series of articles in The Western Arborist, the educational magazine of the Western Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture. The first ten articles, and an earlier one on planting and transplanting palms, are included here along with a compendium for species selection listing the characteristics and environmental tolerances for common palms species.

(©2012, softcover, full-color photos, glossary, index, 182 pp.)

By Donald R. Hodel