New Zealand is one of the world's biodiversity hotspots, and our unique native forests are a major reason for this status. Not only do they look, smell and feel like no other forest on earth, the majority of plants occur nowhere else. This remarkable fact, along with ancient botanical connections to other places and the extraordinary adaptations of our plants over millions of years of isolation, add up to something that is of huge significance globally.
New Zealand's Native Trees celebrates the uniqueness and incredible diversity of our trees and forests. A landmark book, of the kind that is published only once in a generation, it is a wonderful contribution to the documentation and understanding of the richness and diversity of New Zealand's natural environment.
More than 320 species, subspecies and varieties, in 85 genera and 51 families
2300 photographs, from close details to landscapes
Detailed introductions to conifers, flowering trees and tree ferns
An informative overview of New Zealand's forests and trees
54 boxed features on interesting aspects of native trees
Valuable as an identification guide, a reference, a resource for landscapers and gardeners, and an inspiration for a new generation of New Zealanders, this is an essential book for every home, school and library.