The World of Trees
NATURAL HISTORY 2010 HARD COVER 400 PAGES
From well-loved oaks and pines to rare, spectacular species such as the snowbells of Japan, this lavishly illustrated book celebrates 600 of the world's major forest and garden trees. Hugh Johnson illuminates his subject in thorough and loving detail: the structure and life cycle of trees, how trees are named, trees and the weather, the use of trees in gardens and landscape design, and tree planting and care. The heart of the volume is a magnificently photographed compendium of coniferous and deciduous trees grouped by family, describing and illustrating important species and varieties. It also includes a guide to choosing trees for the garden and an A-Z listing of the most important and popular species and varieties. An excellent resource for gardeners, botanists, and general readers alike.