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CO N T EN TS

Foreword ix
Preface xi

PART ONE
Concepts and Skills 1
1. Life Fountains 3
2. Planting 33
3. Propagation from Cuttings 67
4. Propagation from Seed 77
5. Propagation by Grafting 86
6. Propagation by Layering 95

PART TWO
The Allies 101
7. Chestnut: The Bread Tree 103
8. Apple: The Magnetic Center 135
9. Poplar: The Homemaker 157
10. Ash: Maker of Wood 165
11. Mulberry: The Giving Tree 173
12. Elderberry: The Caretaker 185
13. Hickory: Pillars of Life 194
14. Hazelnut: The Provider 209
15. Black Locust: The Restoration Tree 223
16. Beech: The Root Runner 235
Afterword: Leaves of the Same Tree 245

Acknowledgments 249
Exercises for Increasing Awareness 251
Recommended Reading 255
Resources for Plant Material 257
Notes 259
Index 261