Trees Up Close offers an intimate, revealing look at the beauty of leaves, flowers, cones, fruits, seeds, buds, bark, and twigs of the most common trees. With more than 200 dazzling photos, you will be amazed by the otherwordly beauty of the acorns from a sawtooth oak, enchanted by the immature fruits of a red maple, and dazzled by the delicate emerging flowers of the American elm.
"You will be amazed by the otherwordly beauty of acorns, enchanted by immature fruits, and dazzled by delicate emerging flowers."
“Trees Up Close isn’t so much a book to read cover to cover as it is one to leave out where you can pick it up at odd moments, reminding yourself of nature's beauty in all seasons.”
“This little book is a marriage of Robert Llewellyn's close-up photographs and Nancy Ross Hugo's informative text… with this book, you not only look -- you see.”
“This book is for the tree or nature lover, stop and take a closer look at the beauty of trees.”
“Trees Up Close isn't so much a book to read cover to cover as it is one to leave out where you can pick it up at odd moments, reminding yourself of nature's beauty in all seasons."
“This is a beautiful little book on the fine details of backyard trees ... a great present for anyone who wants to know how to identify (and moreover, appreciate) a tree in almost any season.”
"With more than 200 dazzling photo, Trees up Close offers an intimate, revealing look at the other-world beauty of what you might have thought were just everyday trees.”
"Trees Up Close features balletic images of common trees created through a special process designed for microscope slides... a book whose concise text and almost pocket-size dimensions make it perfect for tree-watching in the backyard or forest."
Nancy Ross Hugo. Nancy Ross Hugo writes about natural history, gardening, and floral as garden columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch and education manager of the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.
Robert Llewellyn has been photographing plants and landscapes for more than forty years. His photographs have been featured in major art exhibits, and more than thirty books featuring his photography are in print. His book Washington, The Capital was an official diplomatic gift of the White House and State Department. Llewellyn’s previous books, Seeing Trees and Seeing Flowers have both earned glowing reviews; Seeing Trees was chosen as one of the best gardening books of the year by the New York Times. To learn more about Robert Llewellyn and his work, visit www.robertllewellyn.com.