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Field Guide to New Zealand's Native Trees

$49.00 NZD

Field Guide to New Zealand's Native Trees is a comprehensive, fully revised field guide to New Zealand’s native trees, by John Dawson and Rob Lucas. Illustrated with more than 1500 superb photographs, it contains detailed information on all native trees found on the main islands of New Zealand, including Stewart Island and the Chathams.

This field guide is the perfect companion to take into the outdoors. Compact enough to fit in a day-pack, it contains detailed information on well over 200 species. A visual key to leaf shapes, and a panel of distinguishing features helps to narrow down the identification of our most common trees. Photographs show the whole tree and its key features, some in close detail.

Field Guide to New Zealand’s Native Trees is a handy and beautiful reference book deserves a place in every home, bach, library and school.

  • Written by John Dawson & Rob Lucas
  • 440 pages
  • Measures approximately 210 x 148 mm
  • Flexibind book
  • ISBN: 9781988550145

Dr John Dawson (1928–2019) was Associate Professor of Botany at Victoria University until his retirement in 1988. John devoted much of his life to research, writing botanical papers and books, and enthusiastically sharing his botanical knowledge through public outreach. John ran many adult education courses on New Zealand native plants and guided countless groups around Otari Native Botanic Garden in Wellington. He was a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London (FLS), and in 2016 he was awarded Landcare Research’s Allan Mere, a prestigious award to botanists who have made an outstanding contribution to New Zealand botany.

Rob Lucas lectured in horticulture at The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand until his retirement in 2006. He has been photographing plants for several decades, and his photographs have been widely published. He lives in Wellington.