Every current field guide depends on the user having some knowledge of the subject. Collins How to Identify guides are designed to help even those with the most rudimentary knowledge identify different species with confidence.
Divided by leaf type, How to Identify Trees features Gill Tomblin's beautiful full-colour, original illustrations of trees commonly found in parks, gardens and woodland, together with the 'lookalike' species with which they are often confused. Also shown are detailed illustrations of flowers, bark and the different uses of each type of tree, andhistograms giving the months in which the trees can be expected to be in leaf, flower and fruit.
A comprehensive introduction features a wealth of information including how trees are classified, the anatomy of trees, reproduction and hybridization,the use of different timbers, trees in folklore, literature and medicine and woodland ecology.
Packed with information that is both fascinating and practical, and highly-detailed colour illustrations, How to Identify Trees is the essential identification handbook for all those who are just starting out.