A beginner's guide, this work is an introduction to over 80 of New Zealand's best-known trees. It contains the key facts on shape and appearance, foliage, blossom and fruit details. It enables the layperson to identify the species they commonly see in bush, reserve and beyond. Each entry is accompanied by a data panel and a portrait photograph.
Lawrie Metcalf is one of New Zealand's most highly regarded horticulturists and has been awarded many national and international honours. He is the author of New Holland's Photographic Guide to New Zealand Trees and Photographic Guide to New Zealand Ferns.