- Product code: AABLZ
- ISBN: 9780007236855
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Format: Paperback
- Dimensions: 21.0cm x 13.7cm
- Pages: 320
- Publish date: 07/04/2008
- Book points: 26
Collins Complete Guide to British Trees (Paperback)
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.
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