‘An excellent reference for desirable trees in the landscape’: New book by CFAES alumnus

A recent Akron Beacon Journal story, picked up by the Detroit Free Press and other outlets, featured Landscaping with Trees in the Midwest, a new book by CFAES alumnus Scott Zanon (B.S. in agriculture, specializing in agronomy/turf science and horticulture/landscape) of Upper Arlington, Ohio. The book, the story said, is “intended to help readers to choose trees that will thrive and enhance their properties.” It’s currently listed on Amazon as the best-selling book in the Midwestern Region Gardening category, according to publisher Ohio University Press.

“There are encyclopedia types of books that list all possible trees. … Zanon has taken a different approach and compiled an excellent reference for desirable trees for the landscape,” said a review by Steve Still, executive director of the Perennial Plant Association and professor emeritus in CFAES’s Department of Horticulture and Crop Science.

Zanon also has written Desirable Trees for the Midwest: 50 for the Home Landscape and Larger Properties.

Ann Fisher of WOSU, Columbus, interviewed him Sept. 11 on her “All Sides” program. Watch.