This new re-written edition of the best-selling NZ classic Which Native Tree? now includes comprehensive ecological information on the tree and its environment. As well as the known uses of each plant, from snow sandals, hair ties, combs, whistles, baskets and dyes, to food, medicine and timber, it also explains how to grow each plant in your own garden. Use Andrew Crowe's unique leafy key to confidently identify the shrubs, climbers, perching plants and groundcovers of New Zealand's native forest. Colour photographs of leaves and associated creatures, graphics giving plant shape and height, plant distribution maps and ID checklists listing distinguishing features are all helpful tools to identify New Zealand's native trees.
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Andrew Crowe is a full-time author with a special interest in helping make nature accessible to beginners of all ages. He has written over 40 nature books covering seashells, insects, spiders, birds and other animals and plants. Andrew has won five New Zealand book awards, including the Ashton Wylie Award for a biography for teenagers on the Dalai Lama and - for his contribution to children's literature generally - the Margaret Mahy Medal.About the Author:
Andrew Crowe continues to share his love of nature through his books, finding innovative ways to present natural history to all ages in an easy-to-follow style. He conceives of, researches and designs his books himself. With over 40 to his name, he has been shortlisted twenty times now for various New Zealand book awards and four of his titles have won major awards.
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