Collins Tree Guide


Collins Tree Guide Author: Illustrator: David More Format: Paperback First Published: Published By: HarperCollins
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Pages: 464 ISBN: 9780007207718 Categories: , Tags: , ,

The Collins Tree Guide is a definitive, fully-illustrated guide to over 1500 trees of Britain and Northern Europe.  It covers all the tree species found outside the major arboretums, from the olive tree to the eucalyptus. Consequently this is one of the most important tree guides to have appeared in the last 20 years.  There is also coverage of all Southern European native species.

Within each tree family there is a list of key species and a guide to the most important features to look for when identifying a particular tree from that family. Each species is described and illustrated on the same page, with pictures of the whole tree, flowers, leaves and twigs. The text highlights the most important things to look for to aid fast and accurate identification.

Weight1 kg




Praise for the small format edition: ‘Entertaining and informative. A visual delight' BBC Wildlife 'A remarkable new guide' Guardian 'Outstanding colour paintings…precise and accurate' The Times 'David More's illustrations astonish by their beauty and detail' New Scientist 'Essential for 21st century treehuggers everywhere' Matt James 'Makes identifying trees a piece of cake…something all tree lovers will want to have' Garden News 'As compact as a complete handbook can possibly be' Best of British 'A must for all tree huggers and lovers' The Ecologist 'In the firmament of tree specialists, Dr Owen Johnson is a definite star' The Field 'In addition to the detailed descriptions and illustrations of bark, seed, and leaf, and well-planned structure, lies a host of information gems' Countryside Voice 'This nicely packaged and presented book is a must' Tree News 'Suffice to say that this book is an absolute must-have' New Woodworking

Author Biography

Author Biography:Owen Johnson is Assistant Registrar to the Tree Register, and has spent the last ten years studying and recording trees at many hundreds of estates around Britain; he also manages a nature reserve for Sussex wildlife Trust. He is author of The Sussex Tree Book (1998) and The Kent Tree Book.David More has been a botanical illustrator for many years. His previous books include Collins Gem Trees.

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