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British Trees: A Photographic Guide to Every Common Species
     

British Trees: A Photographic Guide to Every Common Species

by Paul Sterry
 

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 it is put to, and history. Every species is also

Overview

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 it is put to, and 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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780007236855
Publisher:
HarperCollins UK
Publication date:
04/07/2008
Series:
Collins Complete Photo Guides
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,095,149
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Paul Sterry written and illustrated more than 30 books and illustrated many more. He also runs Nature Photographers Ltd, a specialist photo library.

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