This beautifully illustrated pocket field guide is packed with information on the trees of Britain and the near Continent. It covers more than 160 species, all of which are illustrated with superb full-color artworks that show details of mature trees, leaves, growth patterns, and other interesting features. A concise written account covering size, description, habitat, distribution, and habits appears on the same page as the illustrations for each species. The easy-to-follow layouts and superb artworks help in accurate identification, making this book an invaluable reference source. It is compact enough to fit in the pocket, yet packed with essential information for the natural history enthusiast. To protect it against the elements in the field, the book is wrapped in a durable plastic wallet. A foldout insert with at-a-glance pictures showing comparisons between trees helps quick and easy identification of various species.
Renowned natural history artists, including Cy Baker, David Daly, Colin Emberson, and Lyn Wells painted the plates. Endorsed by the Wildlife Trusts.