Discover the Extraordinary Secrets of Everyday Trees
ABOUT SEEING TREES
Have you ever seen the delicate flowers of a red maple? The emerging leaves of a tulip poplar? The twigs of a beech? When you look at a tree up close, you begin to appreciate trees in a whole new way. Seeing Treesinvites readers to watch trees with the care and sensitivity that birdwatchers watch birds. Focusing on 10 common trees of North America, Nancy Ross Hugo highlights the rewards of tree viewing and describes some of the most visually interesting leaves, flowers, fruits, buds, leaf scars, twigs, and bark of familiar trees. Using software developed for work with microscopes, Robert Llewellyn created incredibly sharp close-up photographs of the tree detail by stitching together 8 to 45 images of each subject—each shot at a different focal point. The combination of these lavish photos with Nancy Ross Hugo’s writing makes each page come alive with the beauty of the growing process. The result is a gorgeous journey into the life cycle of trees.
Featured trees include the American Beech, Ginkgo, Red Maple, Southern Magnolia, Tulip Poplar, White Oak, White Pine, American Sycamore, Black Walnut and Eastern Red Cedar.
ABOUT NANCY ROSS HUGO
Nancy Ross Hugo has been writing, lecturing, and teaching about trees, native plants, and floral design for over thirty years. Her writing has appeared inHorticulture, Fine Gardening, American Forests, Country Journal, Virginia Living, and Country Life.
For eight years, her weekly columns on gardening and natural history ("Earth Works") appeared in theRichmond Times-Dispatch, and her monthly "Habitat" column on gardening for wildlife appeared in Virginia Wildlife for ten. She has been recognized for excellence in magazine and newspaper feature writing by the Garden Writers Association and by the Virginia Urban Forest Council.
As education manager of the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, she supervised adult and children's education. She is the author of Earth Works: Readings for Backyard Gardeners and, with Dr. Jeffrey Kirwan, of Remarkable Trees of Virginia.
She and her husband John live in Howardsville, Virginia where they manage the outdoor education center Flower Camp. She was cited for Outstanding Achievement in Field of Horticulture by the Garden Club of Virginia in 1988 and received the Dugdale Award for Conservation in 2001.
ABOUT ROBERT LLEWELLYN
Robert Llewellyn has been photographing plants and landscapes for more than forty years. His photographs have been featured in major art exhibits, and more than thirty books featuring his photography are in print. His book Washington, The Capital was an official diplomatic gift of the White House and State Department. Llewellyn’s previous book, Seeing Trees (written with Nancy Ross Hugo), earned glowing reviews and was chosen as one of the best gardening books of the year by the New York Times.