A simple, illustrated guide to common New Zealand native trees, including identification, ecology and uses, by bestselling author Andrew Crowe. Use Crowe's unique leaf key to confidently identify common New Zealand native trees. * Colour photographs of leaves, flowers and fruit * Graphics giving tree shape * Tree distribution maps * ID checklists listing distinguishing features Discover the known uses of each tree, from food and medicine, to dyes, perfume, honey, bootlaces, fire-making and timber. Also, learn how to grow each tree in your own garden. Also now included- Creatures to look for in each tree Details on origins of Maori names
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.