Great Trees of Britain and Ireland - Tony Hall

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Britain boast Europe’s largest number of ancient oaks and yews, home to forests that can be traced back for centuries and feature amazing avenues lined with trees hundreds of years old including some truly majestic individual trees. In Great Trees of Britain and Ireland, Kew expert Tony Hall profiles over 70 of these amazing ancient trees, avenues and forests, revealing their locations across Britain and Ireland.

Explore treasures such as the stunning wilderness of the highlands of Scotland, home to remnants of the Caledonian Forest, where huge Scots pines grow that are direct descendants from those that first arrived after the last ice age 9,000 years ago. In Ireland, Tony encounters ‘Dark Hedges’, the imposing beech avenue featured in Game of Thrones, as well as the Muckross yew, one of the country’s oldest yews growing in the cloister at Muckross Abbey. This book offers a guide to the best ancient trees, avenues and forests across Britain and Ireland, but also aims to help protect these irreplaceable treasures, by telling their stories and making them more accessible.

  • Publisher: Kew Publishing (5 May 2022)
  • ISBN: 9781842467466
  • Dimensions: 19.05 x 1.78 x 24.77 cm
  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages

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