Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Articles of note in the Sterling Morton Library : June’s offerings

These are some recent articles that can be found within the journal collection of the Sterling Morton Library. Please visit the Library to discover the incredible botanical and horticultural resources that await you! If you are unable to visit the Library and interested in reviewing one of these articles, I would be delighted to help you at rhassert@mortonarb.org.

Bagwell, D. The case for oaks in residential land developments. International Oaks, no. 19, p. 7-13.

Pavlis, M., B. Kane, J. R. Harris, and J. R. Seiler. The effects of pruning on drag and bending moment of shade trees. Arboriculture & Urban Forestry, v. 34, no. 4, p. 207-215.

Svatek Ziegler, S., E. R. Larson, J. Rauchfuss, G. P. Elliott. Tree establishment during dry spells at an oak savanna in Minnesota. Tree-Ring Research, v. 64, no. 1, p. 47-54.

Taylor, K. The earliest wildernesses: their meanings and developments. Studies in the History of Gardens & Designed Landscapes, v. 28, no. 2, p. 237-251.

Watson, G. Discoloration and decay in severed tree roots. Arboriculture & Urban Forestry, v. 34, no. 4, p. 260-264.

Wulf, A. Franklinia alatamaha. Garden, v. 133, pt. 6, p. 406-407.
The story of this choice, summer-flowering tree illustrates how the cultivation of some plants can help ensure their survival once wild populations have been lost.

Article from the past:
Some flowering shrubs of early summer interest by E. Lowell Kammerer in the Bulletin of Popular Information, June 1955, v. 30, no. 6, p. 23-26.

Within the essay, this long-time Arboretum staff member considers the butterflybush, fringe tree, sweet bay magnolia and snowball for the summer garden. Included are details about the natural history, habit, cultural requirements and assorted virtues of these woody plants.

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