Author(s): Andrew Crowe
This new re-written edition of the best-selling New Zealand classic Which Native Tree? now includes comprehensive ecological information on the tree and its environment. As well as the known uses of each tree, from food and medicine, to dyes, perfume, honey, bootlaces, fire-making and timber it also explains how to grow each tree in your own garden. It also identifies the insect and bird life to look for in each tree and includes details on the origins of Maori names. Use Andrew Crowe's unique leaf key to confidently identify common New Zealand native trees. Colour photographs of leaves and associated creatures, graphics giving tree shape and height, tree distribution maps and ID checklists listing distinguishing features are all helpful tools to identify New Zealand's native trees.
Andrew Crowe continues to share his love of nature through his books, finding innovative ways to present natural history to all ages in an easy-to-follow style. He conceives of, researches and designs his books himself. With over 40 to his name, he has been shortlisted twenty times now for various New Zealand book awards and four of his titles have won major awards.