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Mitchell, A.F., 1972

Conifers in the British Isles: a descriptive handbook

The book both describes the conifers and their place in our landscape. Each species includes a list of gardens or collections where the tree was growing with the then dimensions at that site.

The descriptions are fuller than the author's later Field Guide and the drawings, although by the same artist (but not the same drawings), are clearer (perhaps because there is more space so they can both show more of the leaf spray and be reproduced larger)

Publisher Forestry Commission
Volume No. 33
Pages 322
ISBN 11 710012 9
Coverage 270 species plus a further 217 varieties.
Illustrations Line drawings and half-tone photographs.
Identify In the field (also useful to examine with x8 or x10 hand lens).

Malcolm Storey

Taxonomic Scope

PINOPSIDA (conifers) Identification Current


the same author's field guide to broad-leaved and coniferous trees Mitchell, A., 1974
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