THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TREES OF BRITAIN AND EUROPE The ultimate reference guide and identifier to 550 of the most spectacular, best-loved and unusual trees, with 1600 specially commissioned illustrations and photographs Tony Russell - Includes a comprehensive collection of indigenous and collected species, such as oaks, yews, junipers, larches, birches, alders, limes, hornbeams and poplars. Beautiful hand-painted artworks show both summer and winter profiles of the trees, together with identifying details such as bark, flowers and and fruit. Each entry contains details of the tree s growth and seasonal habits, average height, leaf size and shape, texture of bark, bud development and fruit type. CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM
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About the Author: Tony Russell is widely recognized as one of Britain s leading authorities on trees and shrubs. He is a familiar face (and voice) on TV and radio, and has written for BBC Gardeners World Magazine, The Garden, Country Life and Country Gardener Magazine. This superbly illustrated book is a comprehensive identification reference to over 550 of the most important and best-known trees of Britain and Europe, from Iceland in the north to the Mediterranean in the south. A detailed introduction looks at the origins of trees, their evolution over time and the ways in which they have adapted to suit the variety of terrains in which they thrive. The book then presents an extensive illustrated directory of the most common, popular, prolific or unusual trees, including maps illustrating the region in which each tree can be found. With over 1600 beautiful photographs, artworks and illustrations, this volume is perfect for home or study.