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The Trees of Golden Gate Park and San Francisco Elizabeth McClintock

The Trees of Golden Gate Park and San Francisco

Elizabeth McClintock

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ISBN : 9781890771287
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244 pages
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Essays. Field Guide. Edited and arranged by Richard G. Turner Jr. THE TREES OF GOLDEN GATE PARK AND SAN FRANCISCO was created to help residents and visitors alike understand, appreciate, and preserve a priceless horticultural legacy, the citysMoreEssays. Field Guide. Edited and arranged by Richard G. Turner Jr. THE TREES OF GOLDEN GATE PARK AND SAN FRANCISCO was created to help residents and visitors alike understand, appreciate, and preserve a priceless horticultural legacy, the citys splendidly diverse urban forest. A little more than a hundred years ago, the San Francisco landscape was mostly sand dunes, meadows, marshes, and rocky outcroppings. Only a scattering of native trees, mostly windblown and stunted, grew naturally. Early city and park planners, bent on creating a magnificent city, transformed this sparse, fog-swept landscape by planting trees from around the world - trees selected especially for their beauty and adaptability to the citys climate. Based on the writings of botanist Elizabeth McClintock, whose column on the trees of Golden Gate Park was a feature of Pacific Horticultural magazine for twenty-five years, THE TREES OF GOLDEN GATE PARK AND SAN FRANCISCO present the reader with the stories of 170 different tre