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A Reunion of Trees

The Discovery of Exotic Plants and Their Introduction into North American and European Landscapes

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$84.00 • £67.95 • €75.50

ISBN 9780674766938

Publication Date: 11/01/1990


270 pages

color illustrations, halftones, line illustrations


The peregrinations of the nurserymen, explorers, and philanthropists responsible for these exquisite florilegiums, not to mention the garden plants we now take for granted, have been superbly documented in A Reunion of Trees.—Linda Yang, The New York Times Book Review

Spongberg has written a grand adventure story about the migration of woody plants around the world… This tale of the traveling trees is a treasure for both specialist and amateur.—Ruth Johnstone Wales, The Christian Science Monitor

Charming [and] handsomely illustrated…attractive…well-researched, and written with warmth and verve.—Ray Murphy, The Boston Globe

Spongberg gives us a lively account of trees and shrubs and the colorful characters who escorted them from distant, frequently dangerous, places to the gardens of Europe and North America… [This] book brings a panoramic perspective to these explorations in one copiously illustrated and authoritative volume.—Christopher Reed, Horticulture

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