Champion Trees of Britain and Ireland
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- By Owen Johnson
- Foreword by HRH Prince of Wales
What kinds of tree grow where, how long do they live, and how big do they become? Champion Trees of Britain and Ireland answers all of these questions and many more, introducing the finest examples of every kind of tree growing in the British Isles from ancient yews and towering sequoias to the rarest of recent introductions.
Packed with personal insights, local knowledge and photographs , it draws together thousands of facts amassed over the last decade, providing definitive information on over 5000 of the grandest trees growing in Britain and Ireland.
Part One of Champion Trees is a tree flora, listing all species alphabetically by botanical name. Part Two is a guide to visiting Britain and Ireland's finest specimens, listing trees by geographical region and county. A checklist of all native trees is included, as are indexes of synonyms and common names, and to the counties, parishes and many gardens where they grow.
Illustrated with more than 200 colour photographs, Champion Trees of Britain and Ireland is an inspiring tribute to our largest, most spectacular life forms.