Leaf and Branch: Trees and tall shrubs of Perth

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9780980641738

Robert Powell

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Perth’s trees and tall shrubs give us a sense of place and support an abundance of life. This classic book helps the reader not only identify them but also to understand and appreciate them. It describes the appearance and character of each species, its area of occurrence, value to other forms of life and place in the human record. Introductory and closing chapters provide the context, discussing soil-types, plant communities, associated life, the beauty of our local trees and shrubs, the threats to their survival and what the reader can do to help conserve them.

Delicate line-drawings reflect the emphasis on each tree or shrub as a whole entity, revealing typical patterns of growth and the mature character of each species. Drawings of insects, birds and other forms of life draw attention to ecological interactions.

This is a reprint of the long out of print second edition that was thoroughly updated and revised in 2009 and that additional information and more illustrations included. This reprint does not include a text update.

Leaf and Branch makes a fine gift. It is designed to be read at leisure or used in the field as a quick-reference tool. It is highly suitable for nature-lovers, for students of any age, for visitors to Western Australia — indeed for anyone attracted to the often subtle beauty of Perth’s trees and tall shrubs.

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ISBN 9780980641738
Publisher Western Australian Naturalists’ Club
Published 2009
Format Paperback

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