Trees of Vancouver/a Guide to the Common and Unusual Trees of the City

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Vancouver is famous for its trees. The range of vegetation in this green city is extraordinary. Native and cultivated trees, many of which are not found anywhere else in Canada, thrive in the mild, wet winters and drier summers. Gerald Straley, a leading researcher and a popular science educator at the Botanical Garden at the University of British Columbia, knows Vancouver's woody, green heritage well. In this comprehensive guide, the first of its kind, he draws attentiont to the great diversity of trees in the city--on its streets, in its parks, and in its public and private gardens.

"Trees of Vancouver" is an invaluable guidebook for visitors and residents and an authoritative tool for horticulturalists, landscape artists, naturalists, and the nursery industry. It provides detailed, but easy-to-understand information on over 470 kinds of trees. Each entry contains particulars about the origins, general appearance, merits, problems, and uses in landscaping of individual species. To further aid in identifiction, entries also specify locations where outstanding examples can be seen. The text is complemented by hundreds of the author's delicate drawings of the leaves, flowers, fruits, or other distinctive features of individual trees, and by colour plates of 86 trees. For the reader who wants to spend a pleasant day exploreing and identifying specimens, there are detailed maps of locations in the city where a wide variety of trees can be seen.

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Gerald B. Straley is Research Scientist and Curator of Collections at the UBC Botanical Garden. He is also Adjunct Professor of Plant Science, and Research Associate and Director of the Herbarium in the Department of Botany at the University of British Columbia.

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The kind of book you end up appreciating more and more the more you use it. It's a super reference guide with great information on more than 470 kinds of trees that grow in Vancouver. It can be used by people who want to plan a day of exploring the trees in the city, as well as people who want to check out a specific type of tree before planting one in their yard.
- Steve Whysall, The Vancouver Sun

The next time I go to Vancouver, I will take this excellent book with me ... Dr. Straley writes with the knowledge of an expert and style of a first rate communicator.
- Christopher Woods, American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta Newsletter

Trees of Vancouver is a guide for everyone ... A book about Vancouver's trees is appreciated, as trees are a natural part of the environment in publicly owned gardens, parks, and streets ... The author must be applauded for cataloguing our city trees: both visitors and residents are interested in them.
- John Brodie, Discovery

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