The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Trees

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Princeton University Press, 2013 - Nature - 832 pages
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Popular, award-winning, and unrivaled for its coverage and beauty, this is a magnificent illustrated guide to nearly 2,000 tree species and cultivars found in North America and Europe. David More spent over a decade painting these illustrations from real specimens, and fellow tree expert John White's informative text describes key facts about each. The result is an extraordinary reference that will continue to be prized by nature enthusiasts, gardeners, landscapers, and foresters.

  • Illustrates nearly 2,000 tree species and cultivars found in North America and Europe

  • Includes precise paintings of important details: leaves, needles, bark, blossoms, fruits, nuts, and cones

  • Shows deciduous trees in both full leaf and winter

  • Describes the native range of each species, the date of its introduction into cultivation, and other key facts

  • Features an introduction, a glossary, and indexes of scientific and English names

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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Trees

User Review  - Christine Sharbrough - Book Verdict

More and White (research dendrologist, UK Forestry Commission; Forest and Woodland Trees in Britain) intend this book as an update of Gerd Krussman's German-language work on European and American ... Read full review

The illustrated encyclopedia of trees

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A number of useful references cover trees, including Sam Benvie's The Encyclopedia of North American Trees, The Hillier Gardener's Guide to Trees & Shrubs, and Michael A. Dirr's Dirr's Hardy Trees and ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

David More is a trained artist who has always had a passionate interest in trees. He spent countless hours over many years in London's Kew Gardens and other great tree collections, drawing and gathering material for this book. John White is a former research dendrologist at the UK's Forestry Commission, where he worked for more than three decades before his retirement. He is the author of Forest and Woodland Trees in Britain.

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