464 pages, 216 plates with colour illustrations
Published in the same format as the bestselling Collins Bird Guide, the Collins Tree Guide is a definitive, fully-illustrated guide to the trees of Britain and non-Mediterranean Europe, containing some of the finest original tree illustrations ever produced. Within each tree family there is a list of key species and a guide to the most important features to look for when identifying a particular tree from that family. Individual species are then clearly described and a detailed description is given on the same page. Covering all the tree species found outside the major arboretums, from the olive tree to the eucalyptus, this is one of the most important tree guides to have appeared in the last 20 years.
Praise for the small format edition:
"Entertaining and informative. A visual delight."
– BBC Wildlife
"A remarkable new guide."
"Outstanding colour paintings! Precise and accurate."
– The Times
"David More's illustrations astonish by their beauty and detail."
– New Scientist
"Essential for 21st century treehuggers everywhere."
– Matt James
"Makes identifying trees a piece of cake! Something all tree lovers will want to have."
– Garden News
"As compact as a complete handbook can possibly be."
– Best of British
"A must for all tree huggers and lovers."
– The Ecologist
"In the firmament of tree specialists, Dr Owen Johnson is a definite star."
– The Field
"In addition to the detailed descriptions and illustrations of bark, seed, and leaf, and well-planned structure, lies a host of information gems."
– Countryside Voice
"This nicely packaged and presented book is a must."
– Tree News
"Suffice to say that this book is an absolute must-have."
– New Woodworking
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Owen Johnson is Assistant Registrar to the Tree Register, and has spent the last ten years studying and recording trees at many hundreds of estates around Britain; he also manages a nature reserve for Sussex wildlife Trust. He is author of The Sussex Tree Book (1998) and The Kent Tree Book.
David More has been a botanical illustrator for many years. His previous books include Collins Gem Trees.