Princeton Nature

Trees of Britain and Ireland

A comprehensive photographic identification guide to all of the native trees and shrubs of Great Britain and Ireland and many of the common non-native species


Published (US):
Apr 22, 2025
Published (UK):
Feb 25, 2025
5.88 x 8.25 in.
1,000 color photos. 200 color illus.
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Trees of Britain and Ireland is packed with practical information, photos and illustrations that will help you identify trees throughout the year. It covers all of Great Britain and Ireland’s native trees and shrubs as well as a range of ornamental and widely planted trees from other areas of the world. This guide also offers an overview of tree biology and ecology, describes the importance of trees as habitats and presents a brief history of British and Irish treescapes.

  • Includes more than 1,000 photographs and 200 illustrations showing key identification features of each tree and highlighting some of the animals, plants, fungi and lichens that depend on it
  • Covers all 111 native trees and shrubs, including all 42 currently recognised Whitebeam species, as well as 148 common non-native species and subspecies
  • Features keys that allow easy, accurate comparison of similar species, up-to-date distribution maps and charts that summarise when trees flower, fruit and leaf
  • Explains how you can help with practical tree conservation