This book is an essential reference tool for all those who have a passion for trees as well as those who work in tree-related professions whether they be garden managers, forest and country park wardens, foresters, woodland managers or those working in the fields of arboriculture and horticulture. Moreover, this volume is also intended to be a textbook of trees aimed at arboriculture, horticulture and forestry students studying at National Diploma and Higher National Diploma levels and for candidates of the Royal Horticultural Society's Diploma in Horticulture and the Society's Master of Horticulture [RHS] Award. Other books in this field have tended to concentrate either on the science of trees, or have specialized on their management, culture or aesthetics. This volume, however, is a comprehensive study that illustrates the relationship between all these subjects. It considers the benefits of trees, their classification and nomenclature, all aspects of their biology and structure, the identifying features of trees and their use in the landscape. Covers woodlands, woodland gardens and arboreta, the management of individual trees and the harmless, helpful and harmful agencies of trees including parasites, fungi, diseases and pests. Examines the propagation systems of trees and shrubs, the environment of tree roots, and the planting, establishment and support of trees. Includes an extensive glossary of terms and concepts.