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SOUTHWATER


THE COMPLETE BOOK OF TREES OF BRITAIN & EUROPE


The ultimate reference guide and identifier to 550 of the most spectacular, best-loved and unusual trees, with 1600 specially commissioned illustrations and photographs


Tony Russell PUB DATE:


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July 2011 (UK) Oct 2011 (US) UK £7.99/US $11.99 (P) 264 (K264)


220 x 168mm/83 9781780190389 1 78019 038 7


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Reference WNP; GB


NAT034000


• Includes a comprehensive collection of indigenous and introduced species such as oaks, yews, junipers, larches, birches, alders, limes, hornbeams and poplars


• Beautiful illustrations show summer and winter


profiles of the trees, together with identifying details such as bark, flowers and fruit. Maps identify the region in which each tree originated


• Each entry contains details of the tree's growth habits, average height, leaf size and shape, texture of bark, bud development, fruit colouring and dimensions


• An extensive introduction explores the origins of trees, the way they have adapted and evolved, their constituent parts and life cycle, and the different habitats in which the various species are found


• With over 1600 photographs, illustrations and maps, this encyclopedic resourcebook is perfect for home or school study


About the Author


Tony Russell went to Newton Rigg, Cumbria to study forestry and horticulture and after qualifying in 1983 he took up a post as Forester for the New Forest in Hampshire.Widely recognized as one of Britain’s leading authorities on trees and shrubs, he is a familiar face (and voice) on TV and radio and has written for BBC Gardeners’World, The Garden, Country Life and Country Gardener magazines.


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This superb book is a comprehensive identification reference to 550 trees of Britain and Europe. A detailed introduction looks at the origins of trees, their evolution and the ways in which they have adapted to survive in different environments. Each of a tree's constituent parts is identified and described and the role each plays in the tree’s survival is discussed. An extensive illustrated encyclopedia of the most common, popular, prolific or unusual trees found in Britain and Europe follows. Each species is described in detail including overall shape, flowering time, leaf shape and size and fruit type in order to aid idntification.


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