By: SA Spongberg
270 pages, 144 b/w photos, 29 col illus, 57 line illus
Many of our familiar ornamental plants, shrubs and trees originated from wild specimens brought back by explorers and travellers. This is a history of the introduction of these plants, focusing in particular on the work of the Arnold Arboretum in the USA.
`Spongberg has written a grand adventure story about the migration of woody plants around the world...This tale of the traveling trees is a treasure for both specialist and amateur.' - Ruth Johnstone Wales
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