THE STORY OF TREES by Ferdinand C. Lane


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Tap this as a reliable, assemblage of arboreal lore by an author with a quick sense of the historical and social as well as the scientific and economic aspects of trees- one who has done similar books on mountains, rivers and seas. Branching out rather than rooting deep, there are upwards of twenty-eight interestingly detailed and anecdoted sections which progress from definition to global implication of wood science pruning on the way such topics as classification, tree history, world forests, unusual trees and religious associations; the physiology of a tree; survival and protective measures; tree products and logging. Not for the serious forester except perhaps as a gift, but a goldmine for the amateur enthusiast who wants variety with his facts.

Pub Date: Nov. 13th, 1952
Publisher: Doubleday