Collins Complete Guide to British Trees: A Photographic Guide to every common species

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HarperCollins UK, Aug 27, 2015 - Nature - 288 pages

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 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.

 

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Contents

Introduction
What is a Tree?
Growth Rings and Ageing a Tree in the Field
Fungi Trees and Woodland
Winter Twigs
Comparing the Bark of Common Trees and Shrubs
Fruits and Seeds
How to Use an Oak Tree
Species Descriptions
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About the author (2015)

Paul Sterry is author of Complete British Wildlife, which has sold over half a million copies, as well as numerous other titles in the successful Collins Complete Photoguide series, including Complete British Birds and Complete British Wild Flowers. He owns the photo library Nature Photographers.

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