Books  Botany  Vascular Plants  Trees & Shrubs 

Trees and their Bark: A Selection with Stories and Pictures

By: John Mortimer and Bunny Mortimer

232 pages, Col photos

Taitua Books

Hardback | Dec 2003 | #171268 | ISBN: 0473093006
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £24.99 $32/€28 approx

About this book

The emphasis on this book is on the often unappreciated subject of tree bark. Using over 270 photos the authors show the wonderful range of colours and textures of bark over a selection of trees growing in temperate and sub-temperate climates. Photos have been taken during travels in USA, England, Europe, Turkey, Australia and New Zealand.

Accompanying the photos, stories are told relating to the history of the trees and how specimens were discovered in new countries, how they reached older countries, how they were received and what they were used for. This is an informal approach on a fairly random basis making an informative and entertaining publication, sprinkled with a little whimsy, some poetry and less publicised anecdotes.


CONTENTS: Foreword; Preface; Introduction; The Species; Photo Location Index; Some Biographical Notes; Tree Collections Mentioned in the Text; Bibliography; Index.

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this book. Be the first to review this book!


John Mortimer and Bunny Mortimer

Bestsellers in this subject

Collins Tree Guide

NHBS Special Offer Price: £14.99 £18.99 (Save £4.00) $19/€17 approx (ends 31/12/2018)

Identification of Trees and Shrubs in Winter Using Buds and Twigs

NHBS Special Offer Price: £34.99 £44.99 (Save £10.00) $45/€40 approx (ends 31/12/2018)

Conifers of the World

NHBS Price: £44.99 $58/€51 approx

The Glorious Life of the Oak

NHBS Special Offer Price: £6.99 £8.99 (Save £2.00) $9/€8 approx (ends 31/12/2018)

VAT: GB 407 4846 44
NHBS Ltd is registered in England and Wales: 1875194