British Oaks: A Concise Guide

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For decades the oak has been one of Britain's most loved and revered trees.  Notwithstanding this, there has been a dearth of comprehensive publications about them and most books have tended to concentrate on specific areas of study. This detailed and wide-ranging guide is essential reading for all those who have an interest in all aspects of British oaks as well as students of forestry and arboriculture, and those who work in tree-related professions. This guide examines the evolution, ...

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Overview

For decades the oak has been one of Britain's most loved and revered trees.  Notwithstanding this, there has been a dearth of comprehensive publications about them and most books have tended to concentrate on specific areas of study. This detailed and wide-ranging guide is essential reading for all those who have an interest in all aspects of British oaks as well as students of forestry and arboriculture, and those who work in tree-related professions. This guide examines the evolution, distribution, taxonomy, and physical characteristics of Britain's two native oaks, the pedunculate and the sessile, while considering their ecological significance and the flora and fauna associated with oaks. It also discusses pests, diseases, and galls as well as the impact of pollution and the likely effect of climate change. Covering ancient oaks, conservation, and the general and cultural history of the oak, this guide also includes a useful glossary and an extensive bibliography.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847970411
  • Publisher: Crowood Press, Limited, The
  • Publication date: 8/25/2008
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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Michael Tyler is vice-chairman of the Devon Birdwatching and Preservation Society. Bob Farley designed the ATV Yearbook in conjunction with the late Norman Collins, and recently has produced wildlife drawings as well as illustrations for children's educational publications and for a new translation of Beowulf.

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