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Identification of Trees and Shrubs in Winter

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Practical guide to identifying trees and shrubs in winter. Comprehensive and easy to use and contains over 700 species identifiable via their winter buds and twigs


Author: Bernd Schulz. 368pp. 280 x 220 mm. Over 1500 colour illustrations. Hardback, ISBN 978 1 84246 650 6, Kew Publishing 2018.

To many plant lovers winter seems like lost time, but a glance at the twigs of trees and shrubs shows that this does need not be the case. In contrast to other life forms, trees and shrubs do not die above ground, but enclose their shoots for the next year in buds, presenting many characters which hardly change over time. Using these bud and twig characters, deciduous trees and shrubs can be classified reliably in winter, which is particularly important during planting time.

Author Bernd Schulz’s unrivalled masterpiece is a practical guide to identifying trees and shrubs in winter. Comprehensive and easy to use, it contains over 700 species identifiable via their winter buds and twigs. The illustrated identification keys are easy to use, and a summary set of keys are provided as an appendix. Detailed descriptions are accompanied with over 1,400 colour illustrations.

Media reviews:

This monumental taxonomic work is one reference work that will help us all to be more confident in the identification of a comprehensive list of winter twigs and buds. Tony Kirkham, Head of Arboretum, Gardens and Horticultural Services, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

The entire work is best described as lavish, not only in style, layout, and content, but also in the comprehensive treatment of plant identification in general...an essential reference. Julian Dunster, Arborist News

...highly recommended to anyone interested in temperate zone woody plants and their conservation. Owen Clarkin, The Canadian Field-Naturalist


Bernd Schulz has worked at the Department of Biology at the Institute of Botany, Dresden, since 1993. He is known for his artful drawings of woody features.

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