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Propagation of Pacific Northwest Native Plants

Robin Rose, Caryn E. C. Chachulski and Diane L. Haase

7 × 10 inches. Illustrations. Illustrated glossary. 256 pages.

1998. ISBN 978-0-87071-428-3. Paperback, $22.95.

Increasing awareness of the beneficial role of native plants in promoting healthy ecosystems has generated new interest in propagation techniques. Native plants have been recognized as a crucial component of land management, especially after fires or other disturbances, and are widely used in habitat conservation efforts. In addition, native plants are increasingly desirable for landscaping and gardening.

Propagation of Pacific Northwest Native Plants, the first publication of its kind, provides propagation information on nearly one hundred and forty native plants. Designed for use by both nursery professionals and home gardeners, this working manual presents the most current and comprehensive information in this emerging field. Drawn from forestry and agricultural journals, as well as gardening and horticultural handbooks and personal sources, the techniques presented here offer invaluable direction to the many who wish to grow native plants.

The book is divided into four plant sections: shrubs, trees, forbs, and grasses. In addition to propagation techniques, the species accounts feature physical descriptions and information on habitat and geographic range. Abundant line drawings and an illustrated glossary help to ensure accurate use of this important new resource.

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