AKIVA SILVER 276 PAGES 6â x 9â Soft Cover Author Akiva Silver is an enthusiastic tree grower with years of experience operating his own commercial nursery in upstate NY, using 'beyond organic' practices. This intensely practical how-to book (dubbed 'an optimist's manual of solutions' in the foreword) is set up in two parts. In the first, you'll learn different ways to propagate trees: by seed, grafting, layering, or with cuttings as well as other related skills. The second part focuses on ten useful tree allies, devoting a chapter to each. This includes Chestnuts, Apples, Poplar, Ash, Mulberry, Hickory, Hazelnut, Black Locust and Beech. Trees of Power fills an urgent need for up-to-date information on some of our most important tree species, those that have multiple benefits for humans, animals and nature.