Author(s): Lawrie Metcalf
New Zealand is home to a remarkalbe variety of trees, many of which occur nowhere else in the world. This beginner’s guide from the authoritative pen of Lawrie Metcalf forms an easy-to-grasp introduction to over 80 of New Zealand’s best-known trees. Though free of jargon and extraneous information, the text is lucid and packed with all the key facts on shape and appearance, foliage, blossom and fruit details that will enable the layperson to identify the species they commonly see in bush, reserve and beyond. Each entry is accompanied by a succinct data panel and a full-page, full-colour portrait photograph – plus on occasion, detail photographs of fruit, flowers, etc.
Lawrie Metcalf is one of New Zealand's most highly regarded horticulturists and has been awarded many national and international honours. He is the author of New Holland's Photographic Guide to New Zealand Trees and Photographic Guide to New Zealand Ferns.