This new re-written edition of the best-selling NZ classic Which Native Tree? now includes comprehensive ecological information on the tree and its environment. As well as the known uses of each plant, from snow sandals, hair ties, combs, whistles, baskets and dyes, to food, medicine and timber, it also explains how to grow each plant in your own garden. Use Andrew Crowe's unique leafy key to confidently identify the shrubs, climbers, perching plants and groundcovers of New Zealand's native forest. Colour photographs of leaves and associated creatures, graphics giving plant shape and height, plant distribution maps and ID checklists listing distinguishing features are all helpful tools to identify New Zealand's native trees.
Andrew Crowe is a bestselling author with a special interest in helping make nature accessible to beginners of all ages. He has written over 40 nature books covering seashells, insects, spiders, birds and other animals and plants. Andrew has won numerous New Zealand book awards, including the Margaret Mahy Medal in 2009 for his overall contribution to children's literature and the Ashton Wylie Award in 2005 for a biography for teenagers on the Dalai Lama.