Philip's Guide to Trees is an easy-to-use identification guide to all the common European trees and many rare ones, including the more commonly grown imported varieties. Many separate seasonal as well as permanent features of common species are illustrated, making this book of practical value throughout the year. The quality of the artwork will enable tree-lovers to identify and appreciate trees while on field trips on when studying the book at home. he text is thorough, accurate and authoritative, describing the distinctive features of genera as well as of individual species, according to the following plan: habit (growth pattern), bark, branches, buds, leaves, inflorescence, flowers, fruit, seeds, taxonomic notes, ecological notes, distribution. There is a general key to the genera and species of tree at the beginning of the book and a key to the species incorporated into the text. This will enable the reader to find any tree in the book with ease. The text also includes an introduction, glossary and index containing both common and botanical names.