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The Forest Trees of Britain, Volume 1

Flora / Fauna

Series: The Forest Trees of Britain Volume: 1

By: Charles Alexander Johns(Author)

373 pages, 79 b/w illustrations

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Feb 2014 | #212071 | ISBN-13: 9781108069144
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NHBS Price: £30.99 $40/€34 approx

About this book

A reprint of a classical work in the Cambridge Library Collection.

A keen collector and sketcher of plant specimens from an early age, the author, educator and clergyman Charles Alexander Johns (1811-74) gained recognition for his popular books on British plants, trees, birds and countryside walks. Flowers of the Field (1851), one of several works originally published by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, is also reissued in this series.

First published by the Society between 1847 and 1849, this two-volume botanical guide for amateur enthusiasts focuses on the trees found in British woodland. Johns describes each species, noting also pests and diseases, uses for the wood, and associated myths and legends. The work is noteworthy for its meticulous engravings of leaves, seeds and blossom, and of the trees in natural settings. Volume 1 (1847) provides an introduction to the botanical terms used. The species covered in The Forest Trees of Britain, Volume 1 include oak, ash, beech and poplar.


- Introduction
- The oak
- The ilex
- The sycamore
- The common or field maple
- The ash
- The box
- The hawthorn
- The blackthorn
- The cherry
- The bird-cherry
- The mountain ash
- The white-beam
- Wild service-tree
- The pear
- The apple
- The beech
- The poplar
- The white poplar
- The grey poplar
- The black poplar
- The trembling poplar
- Foreign poplars

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