3 edition of The world of northern evergreens found in the catalog.
The world of northern evergreens
E. C. Pielou
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|LC Classifications||QK494 .P54 2011|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xii, 155 p. :|
|Number of Pages||155|
|LC Control Number||2011011639|
Conversational but botanically accurate, complete but not overladen with scientific trivia, it is meant for the naturalists in all of us. Distinguishing the differences between popular evergreen trees will make it easier to find a suitable tree that not only fits your particular landscape needs but also serves its intended purpose. Pielou provides us with a rich understanding of the northern forests in this work praised for its nontechnical presentation, scientific objectivity, and original illustrations. The University of Illinois Extension advises that these broad-leaf evergreens are prone to winter damage, primarily due to dessication; the Extension recommends watering these plants well in the late fall, and through winter as temperatures permit, and mulching heavily around them to conserve soil moisture.
Learning to identify the different species of coniferous trees is only a beginning. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 8 through 10 along the California coast, while giant sequoia Sequoiadendron The world of northern evergreens bookits close relative, grows on mountain slopes in USDA zones 6 through 9. Evergreen shrubs are also a valuable landscape addition, providing windbreaks and privacy screening when planted in hedges, or an attractive individual accent planting. It is only sinners who make great rejoicings over the day in which they were born into this world" -Catholic Encyclopedia, Edition, published by the Roman Catholic Church The New Catholic Encyclopedia says: "The birth of Christ was assigned the date of the winter solstice December 25 in the Julian calendar, January 6 in the Egyptian because on this day, as the sun began its return to the northern skies, the pagan devotees of Mithra celebrated the dies natalis Solis Invicti birthday of the invincible sun. These customs gradually became part of the Christmas celebrations. In fact, it is oftentimes used as a popular bonsai specimen for pots.
Pielou introduces the biology of the northern forests and provides a unique invitation to naturalists, ecologists, foresters, and everyone living in northern North America who wants to learn about this unique and threatened northern world and the species that make it their home. It, too, makes an excellent choice for Christmas or placed in the landscape as border specimens or container plants. Book 29 : Medicinal uses of animal products, continued; but the book starts with a long stiff diatribe against doctors. Varieties of scale leaf evergreens grow throughout most of the United States, and many thrive in dry sandy environments where their scale leaf structure helps conserve moisture.
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The World of Northern Evergreens is a guide to the natural history of the boreal conifer forests of North America. The second edition, enriched by new illustrations by the author of woodland features and creatures, updates the text to include new topics including mycorrhizal fungi, soil, woodlice, bats, and invasive insects such as the The world of northern evergreens book woolly adelgid.
New York: P. The assimilation of such practices generally represented efforts by Christians The world of northern evergreens book transform or absorb otherwise pagan practices. Giving gifts to children and loved ones eventually replaced the raucous public celebrations of the past, and Christmas became primarily a domestic holiday.
Introducing the reader to many other forest phenomena, she tells of mammals, birds, insects, flowering plants, fungi, and parasites. It was, according to many authorities, not celebrated in the first centuries of the Christian church, as the Christian usage in general was to celebrate the death of remarkable persons [eg Passover - death of Christ] rather than their birth The well-informed naturalist understands and enjoys a thousand things that the uninformed one doesn't even notice; and the more people who understand and enjoy the woods, the more there will be to protect them.
New York: Grolier, Book 32 : Medicinal uses of marine animals. Book 28 : Medicinal uses of the human body's own products and discussion of charms ; of animal products. It is a great tree for growing in pots, rock gardens, and shrub borders. It was burnt during the winter solstice celebrations, and its name comes from jol, the Old Norse name for their pagan festival.
Some families save the remains of the Yule log to help kindle the fire the following year. Anyone who appreciates the outdoors should have this book and take its message to heart. I took one sample frond to bring into the house, but it occurs to me that fern fronds that have been through a couple of months of winter are bound to be a little beat up.
Pielou concentrates on what outdoor people can observe on their own. This specimen tree is popular for its pyramidal shape and blue-gray foliage color. Collier, Preface For many people, certainly for the majority of North Americans with homes in the northern half of the continent, coniferous trees constitute a large fraction of all the "living material" they will see in a lifetime.
The easiest way to distinguish these two ferns? Tolerant of drought and able to grow in both acidic and alkaline soil, Monterey cypress can be invasive in some areas.
Join me as I try to identify these two ferns. The ability to interpret is the hallmark of the true naturalist, and developing that ability is one of the pleasures of being a naturalist. The earliest record of the recognition of Dec. Spruce trees suggested for landscape use include the Norway spruce Picea abies and Colorado blue spruce Picea pungens with its distinctive blue needles.
Northern Europeans associated the plant with the Norse goddess of love, Freya, and developed the custom of kissing underneath mistletoe branches. As part of all these celebrations, the people prepared special foods, decorated their homes with greenery, and joined in singing and gift giving.
Some of the most commonly planted firs include: White Fir Abies concolor — this fir tree has soft, gray-green to silvery blue-green foliage. According to ancient tradition, the ashes provide protection against bad luck during the year.
The Catholic Church hoped to draw pagans into its religion by allowing them to continue their revelry while simultaneously honoring the birthday of Jesus. Book 34 : Metals: bronze and lead; but mostly a discussion of statues, in fact.
The University of Illinois Extension advises that these broad-leaf evergreens are prone to winter damage, primarily due to dessication; the Extension recommends watering these plants well in the late fall, and through winter as temperatures permit, and mulching heavily around them to conserve soil moisture.A Christmas tree is a decorated tree, usually an evergreen conifer, such as a spruce, pine or fir, or an artificial tree of similar appearance, associated with the celebration of Christmas, hence its name, originating in Northern Europe.
The custom was developed in medieval Livonia (present-day Estonia and Latvia), and in early modern Germany where Protestant Germans brought decorated trees.
The Gymnosperm Bookstore. In the course of developing the Gymnosperm Database, I have drawn on a wide array of information sources -- newspaper articles, articles from scientific journals, academic and popular books, historical materials, Internet data sources, e-mail from readers, conversation with conifer and cycad lovers (I'm afraid I have yet to meet a Gnetum nut), and personal field.
Several common names associated with it, including big cone pine, nut pine, pitch pine, and slash pine.
Native to The world of northern evergreens book coastal mountains of California and northern Baja California Mexico, the Coulter pine grows in all soils including heavy clay but prefers rocky soil at medium altitudes.Reaches the northern limits of land in Greenland: Trees.
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