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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Trees
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This book is the result of 10 years of on-site, meticulous painting of individual living trees as well as their detailed parts. David More, a supremely gifted botanical artist, has contributed 330 more illustrations than the 2000 contained in the first edition.
The main section of the book is devoted to almost 400 double-page spreads, which describe and illustrate more than 1800 species and cultivars of trees. The trees illustrated were selected because they are commonly cultivated in England and continental Europe; most are also to be found in American gardens, and some are indeed native to North America. Besides paintings of the trees' habits — both summer and winter for deciduous trees — there are detailed paintings of leaves or needles, bark, blossoms, fruit, nuts, or cones.
This book is a must-have for any reader with an interest in trees, whether to grow them, identify them, or simply take pleasure in the minutely detailed and beautifully drawn artwork of David More.
This book is the result of more than ten years of on-site, meticulous painting of individual living trees as well as their detailed parts. David More, a supremely gifted botanical artist, has contributed even more illustrations than the total contained in the first edition. The main section of the book describes and illustrates more than 1800 species and culitvars.
Expanding on the success of the first award-winning edition, the author adds more than 32 pages of new material detailing trees that can be grown in mild winter or Mediterranean climates. This second edition includes over 2300 exquisitely painted illustrations featuring more than 1100 species and varieties of trees.
About the Author
John White is a recently retired tree expert who has devoted his life to the study and care of trees and woodlands. He lives in the UK.
Illustrator David More lives in South London and spent 12 years researching, traveling, and drawing to produce this magnificent book.
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