Tree Bark: A Color Guide

Overview

How often do we overlook bark, a frequently beautiful and always important part of the plant, focusing instead on leaves, flowers, and the shape of the trunk and branches? Hugues Vaucher, a Swiss watchmaker with a lifelong fondness for trees and an eye for detail, illustrates the rich variety of colors, patterns, and textures of bark with more than 550 photographs in Tree Bark: A Color Guide. Originally published in French and German in the early 1990s, this new Timber Press edition has been improved and expanded...

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Overview

How often do we overlook bark, a frequently beautiful and always important part of the plant, focusing instead on leaves, flowers, and the shape of the trunk and branches? Hugues Vaucher, a Swiss watchmaker with a lifelong fondness for trees and an eye for detail, illustrates the rich variety of colors, patterns, and textures of bark with more than 550 photographs in Tree Bark: A Color Guide. Originally published in French and German in the early 1990s, this new Timber Press edition has been improved and expanded to include more than 440 species and varieties of trees from around the world.

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Editorial Reviews

Choice
"An excellent choice for professionals and general readers interested in woody plants and of particular interest to photographers and artists; a must for academic libraries with extensive botanical, horticultural, and gardening collections; and very desirable for any library."
—K. T. Settlemyer, Choice, November 2003
National Gardener
"This book shows how interesting tree bark can be with its wide variety in color, texture and patterns when observed carefully."

National Gardener, June 2003

From the Publisher
"Definitely barking up the right tree in Hugues Vaucher, who identifies the rich variety of colors, patterns and textures to be found in Tree Bark: A Color Guide."
Publishers Weekly, May 17, 2003
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604692488
  • Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2010
  • Pages: 262
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Hugues Vaucher has written several previous books on bark and trees and contributes regularly to the journal of the Swiss Dendrological Society. His bark photographs have been exhibited at botanical gardens in Switzerland and France, and some of his bark photographs are part of the permanent display at Le Musée Neuhaus, Bienne, Switzerland.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 7
Preface 9
Ch. 1 The Diversity of Bark 11
Ch. 2 The Structure, Function & Physical Properties of Bark 21
Ch. 3 The Ethnobotany of Bark 39
Ch. 4 The Barks 51
Glossary 239
Bibliography 244
Index 247
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