Author(s): Simon Toomer
Trees capture the imagination of the most stone-hearted, and enjoyment of them extends way beyond a core interest in plants and gardening. This book explores the subject of collecting trees from a historical, practical, and philosophical standpoint, and illuminates the relationship that exists between humans and trees. Suitable for private gardens and public arboretums and covers planning and preparation, catalguing and labelling and management and mapping.
Simon Toomer is Director of the National Arboretum, Westonbirt, where he oversees management and development of the world-class collection of over 17,000 trees and shrubs. He has worked in forestry, woodland management, and arboriculture throughout his life in both the private and public sectors. He holds a master's degree in forestry and the Royal Forestry Society's Professional Diploma in arboriculture, and has traveled widely in pursuit of trees. He is the author of Trees for the Small Garden.