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Kew's Big Trees

By: Christina Harrison

64 pages, colour photos, maps

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Paperback | Jul 2011 | #175743 | ISBN-13: 9781842463901
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About this book

First ever guide to Kew Garden's iconic trees and arboretum.

To some, trees are green monuments; emerald cathedrals that augment our landscape and bewitch us with their folklore; to others they are vital for survival, providing shade, food, fuel and medicine. Indeed, Britain's own history is entangled with the oak, yew, ash, and other trees that clothe our countryside and it was not so long ago that we used them for everything from weapons to water carriers. The world of trees is an immensely diverse and vitally important one.

Kew holds over 14,000 trees in its 132 hectares: a unique mix of the rare, ancient, useful and beautiful. In Kew's Big Trees you can discover how one of the world's best tree collections came to be; learn the stories behind 20 of its most intriguing trees; follow seasonal trails, and find out just why trees are so important to us all.

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Christina Harrison works as Festivals interpretation officer at Kew, and produces interpretation on site for each of the projects included in every festival Kew puts on. She has worked at Kew since 1999 and has been in the interpretation team since September 2002. Christina has a degree in plant ecology and environmental science, a Masters degree in garden history and an advanced national certificate in horticulture. She regularly writes for Kew Magazine and was shortlisted for the new writer Garden Writers Guild award in 2007.

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