Dominic Couzens

Gail Ashton

An Identification Guide to Trees of Britain & North-West Europe is a photographic identification guide to 89 species of tree most commonly found in Britain and North-West Europe. Dominic Couzens’ lively text draws out the main characteristics, describing the whole tree and its significant features. Gail Ashton’s vivid photographs capture the trees in different seasons and her close-up details help distinguish the species. The introduction includes an overview of key identifying features, a month-by-month view of the changes in a tree’s appearance and a glossary. Each species description includes a calendar showing the time when the trees show leaves, fruits and flowers, a description of the bark, leaves, flowers, fruits and seeds, up to seven photographs showing distinguishing features, details of the life history of the species and its uses, and a fact file detailing height and similar species.

Dominic Couzens is an award-winning nature writer with nearly 50 books and hundreds of published articles to his name. His best-known books include An Identification Guide to Garden Insects of Britain and North-West Europe, The Secret Lives of Garden Birds, Britain’s Mammals (WildGuides), and A Year of Birdsong, while he contributes to magazines and newspapers, such as BirdWatching, The RSPB, Magazine, BBC Countryfile and The Guardian.
Gail Ashton is an award-winning wildlife photographer, writer and illustrator specialising in invertebrates. She photographed and co-authored An Identification Guide to Garden Insects of Britain and North-West Europe and her work has been published in other books and magazines such as Countryfile, BBC Wildlife and BirdWatching.

Specification • 228 x 178 mm (9 x 7”) • 160 pages • 35,000 words approx. • 200 photographs approx.
• ISBN 9781913679453 • £14.99 paperback • Publication April 2024