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  • Mitchell Beazley

Prose: non-fiction, The environment

An essential reference book for everyone interested in nature, gardening, ecology, or botany; it is also a perfect gift Includes all the major garden and forest trees of the temperate world from America to Asia Hugh Johnson is known to millions through his internationally best-selling wine books, but he is also a renowned authority on trees A must-have reference for both gardeners and the gener

Trees is a fully illustrated guide to more than 600 trees. The text sparkles with fact and folklore, illuminating the subject with authority and enthusiasm. Fully updated, it includes all th e newest tree varieties and cultivars. The book first looks at the structure and life cycle of trees; their role in the ecosystem, planting and pruning; and the use of trees in garden design. The core of the book is a complete record of coniferous and deciduous trees, grouped by family, in which an authoritative main text is complemented by a comprehensive index of trees, listing and illustrating alphabetically every important family, species and variety by their horticultural name. Finally, a reference section includes a guide to choosing trees for the garden and an A-Z listing of the most important and popular species and varieties of trees.

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