Tree Bark: A Color Guide


Illustrated with more than 550 photos of tree bark. Also discusses the structure, anatomy, and physical properties of bark.
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Illustrated with more than 550 photos of tree bark. Also discusses the structure, anatomy, and physical properties of bark.
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Editorial Reviews

"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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604692488
  • Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2010
  • Pages: 262
  • Sales rank: 969,435
  • 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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