Trees and Forests - A Color Guide

1st Edition

Biology, Pathology, Propagation, Silviculture, Surgery, Biomes, Ecology, Conservation


  • Bryan G. Bowes
    • Print ISBN 9780123821737


    Trees are a dominant feature of life on earth, and yet are under severe threat. The aim of this timely volume is to gather together aspects of trees, forests, their development, environments and ecology that are usually considered separately. Chapters deal with various world habitats, ranging from northern coniferous forests to tropical rainforests. Topics include tree morphology, diseases and pests, forest ecology, management, surgery, propagation and conservation. Concise text is illustrated throughout by color photos, diagrams and summary tables.

    Trees and Forests—A Color Guide is designed to appeal to professionals and students in plant science, plant biology, ecology and conservation, to those working in forestry and arboriculture and to interested non-specialist readers.

    Key Features

    • Includes ecology and conservation, tree anatomy and evolution, pathology, silviculture, propagation and surgery
    • Chapters cover trees from all different habitats around the world
    • Highest quality of color photos


    Professionals and students in plant science, plant biology, ecology and conservation, forestry and arboriculture.

    Table of Contents

    Section 1: Introduction to Woody Habit

    Section 2: World Distribution of Forests

    • Northern boreal and montane coniferous forests
    • Temperate rain and deciduous forests
    • Temperate mixed evergreen forests
    • Tropical and sub-tropical rain and dry forests

    Section 3: Tree Morphology, Anatomy and Histology

    Section 4: Tree Pathology

    • Cell wall polymers and infection
    • The effect of fungal bacterial and viral pathogens on important plantation and forest trees
    • Insect or other infestations of important plantation and forest trees

    Section 5: Forest Ecology and Management, Tree Surgery, Propagation and Conservation

    • General forest ecological processes
    • Silvicultural systems and management
    • Tree pruning and surgery
    • Tree propagation for forestry and aboriculture
    • Forest and woodland conservation



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