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Look here for reviews on books, products and services related to trees and shrubs. Whether it's pruning shears or fertilizers you're wondering about, you're in the right place.

Gardening by Cuisine: Book Review and Recipes
Gardening by Cuisine is a combination cook/gardening book with an organic twist.

12 Gifts for the Book Lover: Books With Trees and Shrubs
Delight the horticultural bookworm in your life with one of these fiction books. Each one has trees or shrubs in them.

Ethel Gloves
Ethel gloves are by far the best pair of gloves I have ever owned.

The Complete Compost Gardening Guide
Compost should be a part of every garden. The Complete Compost Gardening Guide by Barbara Pleasant & Deborah L. Martin is the most comprehensive guide to composting that I have seen. Your plants will thank you for reading this book.

Corona 10" Professional Pruning Saw
When you have low branches that are too thick for pruning shears, the Corona 10" Professional Pruning Saw is a perfect choice. You'll be able to saw through the branch in a flash.

Fruit: Edible, Inedible, Incredible by Wolfgang Stuppy & Rob Kesseler
Fruit: Edible, Inedible, Incredible by Wolfgang Stuppy & Rob Kesseler is an amazing book. Suitable as a coffee table book, it is full of vibrant photographs and informative explanations on the nature of fruit. I simply love this book.

Deerproofing Your Yard & Garden By Rhonda Massingham Hart
Deer are the bane for many a gardener. Deerproofing Your Yard & Garden is a thorough exploration of this problem. After explaining how deer live, Ms. Hart strives to present solutions. She lists the plants that deer like, as well as those they tend to avoid. Methods of control are presented. All in all, a good book for those trying to keep...

Fiskars Pruning Stik - Tree Pruner
The Fiskars 12' Pruning Stik is a lightweight, ropeless tree pruner. The rotating cutting head has a 1 1/4" capacity. I found that it cut through branches with ease and would highly recommend it.

The Homeowner's Complete Tree and Shrub Handbook by Penelope O'Sullivan
The Homeowner's Complete Tree and Shrub Handbook is a great general reference for the homeowner who wants to add trees and shrubs to the landscape. It covers design, care and plant profiles, featuring 357 trees and shrubs.

Fiskars Power-Lever 25
Fiskars Power-Lever 25" Bypass Pruner makes it very easy to prune in hard-to-reach places. So powerful that you can do it with one hand!

Cass Turnbull's Guide to Pruning by Cass Turnbull
Cass Turnbull's Guide to Pruning is a thorough introduction to the world of proper pruning. She starts with the basics and strives to show the correct techniques to use. She then delves into the specific needs and quirks of over 160 different species. This is a wonderful resource to help keep your trees, shrubs, ground covers and vines in a...

A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants
Marie Iannotti reviews the American Horticultural Society's A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants - a must have book for any garden library.

All About Flowering Trees and Shrubs
Our Landscaping Guide, David Beaulieu, reviews All About Flowering Trees and Shrubs from Ortho Books.

Don't Throw It, Grow It!
Don't Throw It, Grow It! is a delightful little book that will show you how to create new plants from fruit, nuts, vegetables and herbs/spices.

Fallscaping : Book Review of Fallscaping
Fallscaping is simply a gorgeous book. There are hundreds of pictures illustrating the possibilities that can be used to create gardens that are still beautiful well into fall. This is an excellent resource for those who want to extend their growing season.

Grow Native
Grow Native discusses 50 plants that are hardy enough to grow in the Rocky Mountains region. The focus is on using native plants since they are well suited to the area and help conserve water.

Topiary and the Art of Training Plants
Topiary and the Art of Training Plants serves as an excellent start for beginners to explore making topiaries in their own gardens.

Review of Black & Decker 16" Hedge Trimmers TR1600
Do you have some unruly hedges that you need to tame? Check out this review of Black & Decker's 16" Hedge Trimmers from David Beaulieu, the Landscaping Guide.

Review of Remington Electric Chain Saws
Do you find yourself in need of a chainsaw? Read this review by David Beaulieu about Remington electric chain saws.

Pop Bonsai: Fun with Arranging Small Trees and Plants Review
Make some fun bonsai using the directions and inspirations found within this book.

Waterwise Landscaping with Trees, Shrubs, and Vines
Waterwise Landscaping with Trees, Shrubs, and Vines will teach you how to conserve water in your garden.

75 Remarkable Fruits for Your Garden Book Review
75 Remarkable Fruits for Your Garden has a wealth of knowledge about some less common fruits.

Growing Trees from Seed Book Review
Growing Trees from Seed: A Practical Guide to Growing Native Trees, Vines and Shrubs will help you have success with your seed planting adventures.

12 Tree and Shrub Identification and Reference Books for Your Bookshelf
These 12 tree and shrub identification and reference books are useful if you need to know more about your plants.

12 Bonsai Books for Your Bookshelf
Interested in learning how to do bonsai? Check out one of these 12 books.

12 Edibles and Fruit Tree Books for Your Bookshelf
These 12 books will help you learn how to grow your own produce.

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