This book is as visually impressive as it is useful in the field, with many stunning full-page and double-page photographs to support the authoritative text.
The introduction explains the basics of tree forms and their identification. Each species is illustrated by the author's remarkable photographs. The text covers information such as ID features for bark, flowers, fruit and leaves, blossoming and fruiting times, distribution, habitat, status, confusion species and interesting facts such as plant uses.
Printed on quality paper, the paperback format with flaps adds to the book's durability in the field and provides built in page-markers for quick reference.
Bob Gibbons is a renowned botanist, author and tour leader who is based in Dorset but has travelled across much of Europe and the world in search of wildlife. His previous titles include Wildflower Wonders of the World.