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Great Trees of London (Time Out Guides) [Paperback]

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Book Description

3 Jun 2010 Time Out Guides

The Great Trees of London brings together over 60 trees around the capital that have achieved 'Great Tree' status - as determined by the popular tree-planting charity Trees for Cities.

As you might expect, there are plenty of London planes, horse chestnuts and oaks - the everyday trees that everyone is familiar with - but also some rarer species. The Greenwich Park Shagback Hickory, for instance, probably the largest such tree in the country, and the Marble Hill Black Walnut, with its unusual pitch-black bark. There are magnificent, towering specimens, such as the Forty Hall Cedar of Lebanon and the Berkeley Square Plane, as well as humbler trees that, on first glance, might not deserve the accolade of Great. But they are special for other reasons: the Marylebone Elm is one such: it survived bombing in World War II (which destroyed the adjacent church) as well as Dutch Elm Disease in the 1970s, which wiped out three-quarters of Britain's elms. Some incredibly venerable trees appear too, such as the Charlton House Mulberry, planted at the request of James I at the turn of the 17th century, and the Richmond Royal Oak, estimated to be 750 years old.

Packed with glorious colour photography taken in various seasons, this book also contains a glossary of botanical terms; facts, figures and folklore about key species. And where else in the capital you'll find usual or interesting trees.


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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Time Out (3 Jun 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846701546
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846701542
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 18.8 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 277,829 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

A pictorial celebration of the loveliest and most unusual trees in London

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Founded in 1968, Time Out has grown from humble beginnings into the leading resource for anyone wanting to know what's happening in the world's greatest cities. Alongside our influential weeklies in London, New York, Chicago and Dubai, we publish more than 20 magazines in cities as varied as Beijing and Beirut; a range of travel books, with City Guides now joined by pocket-sized Shortlist series; and an information-packed website. The company remains proudly independent, still owned by Tony Elliott four decades after he launched Time Out London. Written by local experts, and illustrated with original photography, our books also retain their independence. No business has been featured because it has advertised, and all restaurants and bars are visited and reviewed anonymously.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting historical facts 19 Aug 2010
This is a great book for native Londoners. I walked past a great tree for months and never realised it was 250 years old and used to be used as a place to tie up your horse! The descriptions are really interesting, the trees are easy to find. And gorgeous pictures.
Thoroughly recommended.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Local trees 5 Jan 2011
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This is a great book for tree lovers. We live in London, and this book gives us an excellent opportunity to visit these wonderful specimens, and to enjoy their surroundings. A great focus for a day out. The illusrations are excellent and the enthusiasm shining through the text is infectious. Love it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great trees, great book! 24 Nov 2013
I love getting out and about in London and was looking for something to add interest to walks with my dog. This book caught my eye. It's a clever combination of horticulture and history, well written and beautifully illustrated. Dog enjoyed checking the trees out, too!
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5.0 out of 5 stars tree book 28 Sep 2013
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A great list of London trees, which I am very pleased to have, I shall take it with me to the metropolis when I have the time
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stop and see the trees! 17 Sep 2013
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Do you ever notice a particular tree on your journey around London, well here is a book to make you stop and look and appreciate some wonderful examples of urban plants.
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