British Trees : A Photographic Guide to Every Common Species Paperback
by Paul Sterry
Part of the Collins Complete Guide series
An essential guide to every species of tree found in the British Isles outside of arboretums This easy-to-use guide covers the 360 species of tree that are found in Britain & Ireland.
Each species is covered in detail with information on how to identify, whether from a leaf, twig, bark or whole tree, plus extra information on where the tree grows (including a map), how high they grow, what uses the tree is used for and its unique history.
Every species is also comprehensively illustrated with photographs of every useful feature - bark, leaf, seed, flower, twig and whole tree.
Sample identification section: Silver Birch Betula pendula (Betulaceae) height to 26m A slender, fast-growing deciduous tree with a narrow, tapering crown when young and growing vigorously.
Older trees acquire a weeping habit, especially if growing in an open, uncrowded situation.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages, col. Illustrations, maps (some col.)
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 07/04/2008
- Category: Trees, wildflowers & plants
- ISBN: 9780007236855