A beautifully illustrated guide to the marvellous and varied world of trees, and a fascinating introduction to the hidden secrets of 52 British species.
Botanist and ecologist Ros Bennett has spent a lifetime helping people understand and identify plants and always hoped her daughter Nell would grow up to share her love of the natural world.
During Nell's childhood years they spent much time exploring the local woods together. Here Nell discovered the visual and tactile beauty of trees. She learnt to spot the important differences. Even at an early age she could pick out subtle differences in the pattern of veins in a leaf or the shape of a bud emerging from a twig.
In Tree-Spotting, Ros and Nell have combined their background and talents to show you – through Ros' long experience and Nell's exquisite illustrations – how to identify 52 British trees simply and confidently.
A beautiful and captivating insight into the wonderful world of trees, Tree-Spotting burrows down into the history and hidden secrets of each species. It explores how our relationship with trees can be very personal, and hopes to bring you closer to the natural world around you.
Ros Bennett gained degrees in Botany (BSc) and Ecology (MSc) at Aberdeen University before setting out on a lifetime of surveying, teaching and publication, helping people to understand the world of plants. In the field and classroom, she has inspired amateurs, professionals and post-graduate students, and has travelled widely, helping people to discover wild places in Europe and Africa.
Nell Bennett is a designer and freelance illustrator.