This new re-written edition of the best-selling New Zealand classic Which Native Tree? now includes comprehensive ecological information on the tree and its environment. As well as the known uses of each tree, from food and medicine, to dyes, perfume, honey, bootlaces, fire-making and timber it also explains how to grow each tree in your own garden. This new ecological edition also identifies the insect and bird life to look for in each tree and includes details on the origins of Maori names. Use Andrew Crowe's unique leaf key to confidently identify common New Zealand native trees. Colour photographs of leaves and associated creatures, graphics giving tree shape and height, tree distribution maps and ID checklists listing distinguishing features are all helpful tools to identify New Zealand's native trees.
Andrew Crowe is a bestselling author with a special interest in helping make nature accessible to beginners of all ages. He has written over 40 nature books covering seashells, insects, spiders, birds and other animals and plants. Andrew has won numerous New Zealand book awards, including the Margaret Mahy Medal in 2009 for his overall contribution to children's literature and the Ashton Wylie Award in 2005 for a biography for teenagers on the Dalai Lama.