This comprehensive and convenient guide is ideal for anybody who wishes to identify, or learn more about, the trees of Europe. It is an essential companion to take along for country walks or city strolls, be it in France, Spain or England.It features over 350 species of tree, each of which is described and illustrated in detail. Learn about the Ginkgo family, the Yew, the Willow, the magnificent Oak and the wonderful variety of Cedars. In the How to Use This Book section, a detailed list explains the symbols used throughout the book. A following section explains how to identify trees by foliage, shoots and buds, thorns and bark. A Glossary and a list of identification keys complete the front matter. This is altogether a fascinating guide to the great variety of trees we take for granted in the landscape.
- Flexibind cover makes it esy to wipe and keeps pages dry - Full-colour illustrations of the complete tree, plus close-up views of its leaves, buds, flowers and fruit - Symbols show at a glance the essential identification of features and habitat information - Divided into two groups: conifers and broadleaved trees, with a handy key to identification of trees by leaves and leaf buds - Handy pocket size is ideal for travelling
Keith Rushforth is an arboricultural consultant and chartered forester. He has written several important books on trees and was the former Curator of the Hillier Garden and Arboretum at Winchester, UK.