British Oaks - A Concise Guide
|INSIDE:||155 colour photographs; 45 colour illustrations|
For decades the oak has been one of Britain's most loved and revered trees. Notwithstanding this, there has been a dearth of comprehensive publications about them and most books have tended to concentrate on specific areas of study. This detailed and wide-ranging guide is essential reading for all those who have an interest in all aspects of British oaks as well as students of forestry and arboriculture, and those who work in tree-related professions.
Topics covered: Examines the evolution, distribution, taxonomy and physical characteristics of Britain's two native oaks, the pedunculate and the sessile Considers their ecological significance and the flora and fauna associated with oaks Discusses pests, diseases and galls as well as the impact of pollution and the likely effect of climate change Covers ancient oaks, conservation, and the general and cultural history of the oak Includes a useful glossary and an extensive bibliography