Westonbirt Arboretum’s Tree Spotter’s Guide.The Definitive Guide to Britain’s 100 Best Trees

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Westonbirt Arboretum’s Tree Spotter’s Guide.The Definitive Guide to Britain’s 100 Best Trees Author: Format: Paperback First Published: Published By: Ebury Press Pages: 144 ISBN: 9781785036002 Categories: ,

Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, is located in Gloucestershire, three miles from the Cotswold market town of Tetbury.
The historic, Victorian picturesque landscape and internationally important tree and shrub collection is managed by the Forestry Commission.The 15,000 labelled trees (around 2,500 different types of tree) come from Britain, China, North America, Japan, Chile and other temperate climates. Planting started in the 1850s by Robert Holford; the rich Victorian landowner to whom the Westonbirt estate belonged.

100 of the most popular British trees found at the Arboretum form the basis of this pocket guide, which aims to educate and entertain. Illustrated with artwork depicting the tree and leaf accompanied by a concise text written by one of the world’s leading tree experts from the Arboretum, this makes an ideal guide both for a visit to Westonbirt and for more general use.

Weight0.25 kg
[...] information and illustrations of 100 trees you might see when out and about in our parks or countryside [...] handily pocket-sized. * My Weekly * [I]deal to take on a woodland excursion. * The English Garden * [A] gorgeous, pocket-sized book. . . [A] handy little aid for a family day out. -- Natasha Harding * The Sun *

Author Biography

Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, is located in Gloucestershire, three miles from the Cotswold market town of Tetbury. The historic, Victorian picturesque landscape is managed by the Forestry Commission and supported by the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum. Within the 17 miles of accessible paths and five national collections, there are 15,000 labelled trees (around 2,500 different types of tree) from Britain, China, North America, Japan, Chile and other temperate climates. Westonbirt attracts over 400,000 visitors per year and is known worldwide for its spectacular year round colour and magnificent displays.