Seeing Trees

Discover the Extraordinary Secrets of Everyday Trees

Hugo, Nancy R.

Book - 2011
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Seeing Trees
Have you ever seen the delicate flowers of a red maple? The emerging leaves of a tulip poplar? The twigs of a beech? When you look at a tree up close, you begin to appreciate trees in a whole new way. Seeing Trees invites readers to watch trees with the care and sensitivity that birdwatchers watch birds. Focusing on 10 common trees of North America, Nancy Ross Hugo highlights the rewards of tree viewing and describes some of the most visually interesting leaves, flowers, fruits, buds, leaf scars, twigs, and bark of familiar trees. Using software developed for work with microscopes, Robert Llewellyn created incredibly sharp close-up photographs of the tree detail by stitching together 8 to 45 images of each subject--each shot at a different focal point. The combination of these lavish photos with Nancy Ross Hugo's writing makes each page come alive with the beauty of the growing process. The result is a gorgeous journey into the life cycle of trees. Featured trees include the American Beech, Ginkgo, Red Maple, Southern Magnolia, Tulip Poplar, White Oak, White Pine, American Sycamore, Black Walnut and Eastern Red Cedar.

Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 1604692197
Branch Call Number: 582.16 H895s 2011
Characteristics: 242 p. :,col. ill. ;,26 cm
Additional Contributors: Llewellyn, Robert J.


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Mar 02, 2015
  • WCLSNorthForkLibrary rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Visually stunning, engaging descriptions of reconnecting with a wonderful presence in our everyday landscape.
Reawakened and expanded lessons from my childhood.
Really does teach you how to "see" in a very rewarding way.

Oct 23, 2014

Absolutely beautiful photography of parts of trees we are usually moving too fast to see and appreciate. I have had this book out twice I enjoyed it so much.


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