Trees of Britain and Ireland is packed with practical information, photos and illustrations that will help you identify trees throughout the year. It covers all of Great Britain and Ireland’s native trees and shrubs as well as a range of ornamental and widely planted trees from other areas of the world. This guide also offers an overview of tree biology and ecology, describes the importance of trees as habitats and presents a brief history of British and Irish treescapes.
- Includes more than 1,000 photographs and 200 illustrations showing key identification features of each tree and highlighting some of the animals, plants, fungi and lichens that depend on it
- Covers all 111 native trees and shrubs, including all 42 currently recognised Whitebeam species, as well as 148 common non-native species and subspecies
- Features keys that allow easy, accurate comparison of similar species, up-to-date distribution maps and charts that summarise when trees flower, fruit and leaf
- Explains how you can help with practical tree conservation
Jon Stokes is the Director of Trees, Science and Research at The Tree Council-the UK charity that brings everyone together for the love of trees. One of Britain's leading tree conservationists, Stokes has been working in the world of trees for more than thirty years. He has seen all of Great Britain and Ireland's native tree species and is passionate about how they contribute to our landscape and provide habitats for countless other living things. He is the author or coauthor of ten books on trees.