Selecting and Maintaining Trees for Urban Desert Landscapes: A Mojave Desert Water Conservation Perspective
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Growing trees in an urban desert environment can be challenging, especially if water is a limited resource. In a comprehensive reference manual, seasoned educators Dale A. Devitt and Robert L. Morris combine ninety years of professional experience to offer a road map that provides guidance to those living and working in the Desert Southwest on how to select and irrigate urban trees to achieve a healthy, beautiful landscape while conserving water. Devitt and Morris lead homeowners and landscape contractors through an assessment of their existing landscape; provide valuable insight into the climate, soil, water, irrigation system and strategies, and landscape design; and share proven guidance on tree selection and a maintenance plan that allows for the healthy growth of trees even under stressful environmental conditions. Included are "Did You Know" questions that offer interesting scientific facts about the desert soil, history of the environment, water challenges, and much more. Selecting and Maintaining Trees for Urban Desert Landscapes is a valuable resource for anyone interested in growing trees in an urban desert environment.
Urban desert environment; Desert Southwest; Irrigating urban treas; Water conservation; Healthy landscape
Desert Ecology | Ecology and Evolutionary Biology | Life Sciences
Devitt, D. A.,
Morris, R. L.
Selecting and Maintaining Trees for Urban Desert Landscapes: A Mojave Desert Water Conservation Perspective.