Collins Tree Guide: The Most Complete Field Guide to the Trees of Britain and Europe
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.
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.