Trees

Gardening / Published in 2010

Trees was first published in 1973 as The International Book of Trees, two years after The World Atlas of Wine. James Mitchell of Mitchell Beazley asked me what I wanted to write as a follow-up to the Atlas. When I said ‘trees’, he thought I said ‘cheese’. “No’, I said, ‘the leafy things’. ‘But they’re not a consumer subject’ said James. Nonetheless people bought several hundred thousand copies. The present book is a second edition, completely revised, nearly forty years after the first. with the considerable advantage of experience. It came out in 2010 and won a number of prizes, including, for the French edition, Arbres, the Prix P.J. Redouté for the best gardening book of the year.

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