Author(s): John Wardle
Wardle’s Native Trees of New Zealand and their story contains a wealth of information about all of New Zealand’s trees, from the commonplace to the quirky. Every species is described – how they are related, where they grow, what other plants they grow with, and the means by which they reproduce. John Wardle describes the variety of products, from timber to medicines, which have been products might be of sustainable use to us in the future. Every species is further revealed in Ian Platt’s hundreds of beautiful colour photographs. �The reader can use Wardle’s Native Trees of New Zealand and their story to build up a comprehensive understanding of each species. Despite the potential complexity, John has used every-day language so that his knowledge can easily be picked up by any reader, be they well versed in ecology or just keen beginners wanting to learn the basics. This� is is a book for anyone interested in New Zealand’s native trees. The lavish photographs make it the sort of book which will conjure interest from the uninitiated. � e text offers suffi cient depth to be used as a scholarly reference for students, as a guide for active conservationists, or as a source of inspiration for the keen home gardener.
Principal photographer Ian Platt.
John Wardle PhD, a founding Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Forestry, is a professional forester and published author.