This is not quite what I expected. Struik is a South African publisher, and South African tree books rank among the finest in the world. This one does not, although the printing quality is fine, and the quality of the photographs looks pretty good too. However, these pictures are printed quite a bit too small to do them justice. A bit less space devoted to typography and more space for pictures would have helped a great deal.
Another thing that detracts form the book is the "common trees and shrubs" which turn out to be the trees and shrubs commonly encountered, including exotics that are planted the world over. Also, the book is not free of typo's and other errors. This is not a terrible book and perhaps even value for money, but hardly what one would expect from a publisher with this background.