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The Forest Trees of Britain, Volume 2

Flora / Fauna

Series: The Forest Trees of Britain Volume: 2

By: Charles Alexander Johns(Author)

466 pages, 130 b/w illustrations

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Feb 2014 | #212072 | ISBN-13: 9781108069151
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NHBS Price: £30.99 $40/€35 approx

About this book

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. The Forest Trees of Britain, Volume 2 (1849) covers such species as chestnut, birch, elm, willow, ivy, yew and cedar. An index to the whole work is also provided.


- The chestnut
- The horse chestnut
- The holly
- The birch
- The alder
- The elm
- The wych elm
- The hornbeam
- The hazel
- The walnut
- The lime-tree
- The barberry
- The tamarisk
- The strawberry-tree
- The spindle-tree
- The dogwood
- The oriental plane
- The occidental plane
- The buckthorn
- The privet
- The acacia
- The willow
- The elder
- The woodbine
- Wayfaring-tree
- The ivy
- The yew
- The fir tree
- The Scotch fir
- The cluster pine
- The stone pine
- The spruce fir
- The silver fir
- The larch
- The cedar of Lebanon
- The deodar
- The araucaria
- The juniper


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