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Title:
Guide to trees of Britain and Europe
Author:
Humphries, C. J. (Christopher John), 1947-
Publication Information:
London : Hamlyn, 2000.

©1981
Physical Description:
320 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
General Note:
"Previously published as the Country life guide to trees of Britain and Europe"--T.p. verso.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780600600213
Format :
Book

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Summary

Tree lovers the world over will treasure this year-round handbook of facts to help in the identification and propagation of over 400 tree species. Close-up and full-growth drawings show common and rare species arranged according to their family systems, showing both their permanent and seasonal features, including details of their leaves and bark, flowers and seeds, fruits and nuts. Special feature: a 20-page chart summarizing over 350 at-a-glance checklists for easy identification of each species.


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Humphries, Press, and Sutton's Guide to Trees of Britain and Europe is a beautifully illustrated guide for more than 400 species of trees native to or commonly planted in Britain and the European continent. The book, designed for field use, is quite user friendly. It consists of four parts: (1) keys to the genera and species; (2) color plates; (3) detailed species descriptions; and (4) index. This reviewer was intrigued with the beautiful and detailed illustrations of leaves, flowers, fruit, bark, and summer and winter habit. On the negative side, he never did figure out how to use the color-coded page tabs. However, this is a minor point, and the frequent user of this book would probably find them helpful. In summary, this is a beautiful dendrology field guide, highly recommended for tree enthusiasts across Europe and the UK. All levels. D. F. Karnosky Michigan Technological University