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A treasure-trove of tree facts and photographs, "Trees of Britain and Ireland" is a celebration of the trees of Britain and Ireland with a history of their development, man's relationship with them, and portraits of all the major native species.
Published by the Natural History Museum, London, in association with The Tree Council, "Trees of Britain and Ireland" contains all the essential facts about native trees, including where different trees grow naturally, the insects, fungi and animals that are associated with them, the traditional beliefs connected to them, how they are managed and what products are obtained from them. The book includes reference lists for each tree, and tables of information about the characteristics, associated species, diseases and altitude records.
Edward Milner brings together recent research on managing trees by scientists and historians to help build an up-to-date account of what we know and understand about Britain and Ireland's native trees. All those interested and concerned about trees will treasure this beautiful book.
Edward Milner is an environmental consultant and filmmaker with over 40 years' experience of producing books and TV programmes and writing about the natural world and environmental issues. He was a Producer with the BBC for over 15 years, including the acclaimed BBC Natural History Unit, the Science Programmes Unit and BBC Open University. He set up Acacia Productions Ltd in 1985 and since then has been an independent Producer and Director, lecturer and researcher. He is a member of the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, patron of the Tree Trust For Haringey and was a patron of the Soil Association's Responsible Forestry programme.
The Natural History Museum in London houses one of the five largest botanical collections in the world with around six million plant specimens collected from the 17th century to the present day. The collections are an important resource for Museum scientists and researchers worldwide. The Tree Council is the UK's lead charity for trees, promoting their importance in a changing environment. It runs National Tree Week and encourages action for trees.