Learn the principles of selecting the "right plant for the right place" with Todd Forrest, Arthur Ross Vice President for Horticulture and Living Collections at The New York Botanical Garden. In locations across the Garden's diverse landscape, identify the range of factors that influence plant selection and performance. Gain the basic skills needed to propose appropriate trees for a range of sites and conditions, select a healthy specimen from a nursery, and provide informed supervision of tree planting and post-planting care. Walks will highlight how various trees perform on various sites.
Dirr's Manual of Woody Landscape Plants
Flint, H. Landscape Plants for Eastern North America
Gilman, E. Trees for Urban and Suburban Landscapes
University of Florida (http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/woody/index.shtml)
Cornell Urban Hort. Institute (http://www.hort.cornell.edu/uhi/)
University of Connecticut Plant Database (http://hort.uconn.edu/)