Seeing Trees

Seeing Trees

Discover the Extraordinary Secrets of Everyday Trees

Book - 2011
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Have you ever looked at a tree? That may sound like a silly question, but there is so much more to notice about a tree than first meets the eye. Seeing Trees celebrates seldom seen but easily observable tree traits and invites you to watch trees with the same care and sensitivity that birdwatchers watch birds. Many people, for example, are surprised to learn that oaks and maples have flowers, much less flowers that are astonishingly beautiful when viewed up close.

Focusing on widely grown trees, this captivating book describes the rewards of careful and regular tree viewing, outlines strategies for improving your observations, and describes some of the most visually interesting tree structures, including leaves, flowers, buds, leaf scars, twigs, and bark. In-depth profiles of ten familiar species--including such beloved trees as white oak, southern magnolia, white pine, and tulip poplar--show you how to recognize and understand many of their most compelling (but usually overlooked) physical features.

Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781604692198
1604692197
Branch Call Number: 582.16 H895s 2011
Characteristics: 242 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Llewellyn, Robert J.

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Explores the unique and interesting in the botany of trees.


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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.

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dancingrose38
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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