Today – Friday, April 24, 2020 – is Arbor Day. It's the perfect way to end the week, having celebrated Earth Day this Wednesday! We have a number of books that will interest the farmer/grower who wants to learn more about trees – plus they're all on sale during our April Book Fair Sale! Take a look at these tree-related titles:
Trees of Power by Akiva Silver
Author Akiva Silver is an enthusiastic tree grower with years of experience running his own commercial nursery. In Trees of Power, he clearly explains the most important concepts necessary for success with perennial woody plants. It’s broken down into two parts: the first covering concepts and horticultural skills and the second with in-depth information on individual species.
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The Holistic Orchard by Michael Phillips
The Holistic Orchard provides all the basic information needed to create and maintain a living orchard with insights into design, choosing varieties, and a step-by-step instructional calendar for the entire orchard year.
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The Holistic Orcharding DVD
In this video, Michael Phillips leads viewers through a year in his own orchard season by season, demonstrating basic horticultural skills like grafting and pruning, but also revealing groundbreaking and field-tested strategies for growing apples and other tree fruits not just organically, but holistically.
A Sanctuary of Trees by Gene Logsdon
Gene Logsdon pays a fascinating, practical and loving tribute to the woods, tracing the roots of his own home groves in Ohio back to the Native Americans and early European farmers, then revealing his own history and experiences living in many different regions, each linked to trees and the natural world.
Grow a Little Fruit Tree by Ann Ralph
Expert pruner Ann Ralph reveals a simple yet revolutionary secret that keeps an ordinary fruit tree much smaller than normal. These great little trees take up less space, require less care, offer an easy harvest, and make a fruitful addition to any home landscape.
Maple Syrup from the Sugarhouse by Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton
This book, good for ages from 3 to 10 years old, describes in lovely detail how sap from maple trees is turned into maple sugar. It's told from the perspective of Kelsey, who helps her father harvest the trees as friends and family join in the process.
Maple on Tap by Rich Finzer
For adults interested in making maple syrup – get the best advice and learn shortcuts and tricks that will save you from making rookie mistakes, save you money by telling which equipment you really need and save you valuable time during the boiling-down process. Maple on Tap includes step-by-step instructions for all sugaring activities from tapping to bottling, as age-old skills are enhanced with modern technology.
Tree design T-shirt from Acres U.S.A.
Celebrate Arbor Day (and your love of Acres U.S.A.) with this tree design t-shirt! It's light green, and made with organic fibers. Buy one for yourself, or the tree lover in your life!
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