Seeing Trees

Discover the Extraordinary Secrets of Everyday Trees
Product Number: EB00006283
Released: Nov 03, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781604693270
Publisher: Timber Press
Please log in to view pricing


Have you ever looked at a tree? That may sound like a silly question, but there is so much more to notice about a tree than first meets the eye. Seeing Trees celebrates seldom seen but easily observable tree traits and invites you to watch trees with the same care and sensitivity that birdwatchers watch birds. Many people, for example, are surprised to learn that oaks and maples have flowers, much less flowers that are astonishingly beautiful when viewed up close. Focusing on widely grown trees, this captivating book describes the rewards of careful and regular tree viewing, outlines strategies for improving your observations, and describes some of the most visually interesting tree structures, including leaves, flowers, buds, leaf scars, twigs, and bark. In-depth profiles of ten familiar species-including such beloved trees as white oak, southern magnolia, white pine, and tulip poplar-show you how to recognize and understand many of their most compelling (but usually overlooked) physical features.

Author(s): Nancy Ross Hugo
Original Publish Date: Nov 03, 2011

Sign up for our email newsletter