Trees Up Close: The Beauty of Their Bark, Leaves, Flowers, and Seeds (Seeing Series) (Paperback)

Trees Up Close: The Beauty of Their Bark, Leaves, Flowers, and Seeds (Seeing Series) By Nancy Ross Hugo, Robert Llewellyn (By (photographer)) Cover Image
By Nancy Ross Hugo, Robert Llewellyn (By (photographer))
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Trees Up Close offers an intimate, revealing look at the beauty of leaves, flowers, cones, fruits, seeds, buds, bark, and twigs of the most common trees. With more than 200 dazzling photos, you will be amazed by the otherwordly beauty of the acorns from a sawtooth oak, enchanted by the immature fruits of a red maple, and dazzled by the delicate emerging flowers of the American elm.

About the Author

Nancy Ross Hugo writes about natural history, gardening, and floral as garden columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch and education manager of the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. For more information about Ross Hugo, her lecture schedule, and her current projects, visit or

Robert Llewellyn’s photographs have been featured in major art exhibits, and more than thirty books currently in print. His book, Empires of the Forest: Jamestown and the Beginning of America, won five national awards in nonfiction and photography, and Washington: The Capital was an official diplomatic gift of the White House and State Department.

Praise For…

Trees Up Close features balletic images of common trees created through a special process designed for microscope slides. . . . a book whose concise text and almost pocket-size dimensions make it perfect for tree-watching in the backyard or forest.” —The American Gardener

“This is a beautiful little book on the fine details of backyard trees. . . . a great present for anyone who wants to know how to identify (and moreover, appreciate) a tree in almost any season.” —Garden Design Online

“With more than 200 dazzling photo, Trees up Close offers an intimate, revealing look at the other-world beauty of what you might have thought were just everyday trees.” —Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland

“You will be amazed by the otherworldly beauty of acorns, enchanted by immature fruits, and dazzled by delicate emerging flowers.” —Morning Call

“A marriage of Robert Llewellyn's close-up photographs and Nancy Ross Hugo's informative text. . . . With this book, you not only look—you see.” —Times of Trenton

Trees Up Close isn't so much a book to read cover-to-cover as it is one to leave out where you can pick it up at odd moments, reminding yourself of nature's beauty in all seasons.” —Omaha World-Herald

Product Details
ISBN: 9781604695823
ISBN-10: 160469582X
Publisher: Timber Press
Publication Date: July 23rd, 2014
Pages: 200
Language: English
Series: Seeing Series


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