London's Street Trees
Everyone knows that the trees on London's streets are London Planes, aren't they? In fact, these days over 300 different species and cultivars grace the capital's magnificently green streets, from fabulous avenues of flowering cherries in Herne Hill and Chiswick to a magnolia in front of the Cheesegrater. There are indeed Plane trees that go back to the nineteenth century, but also new species that reflect this modern world city's multicultural vibrancy. Do you know how there come to be Australian Bottlebrush trees on a street in Pimlico? Now, Paul Wood's endlessly fascinating, beautifully illustrated guide tells you where to find Giant Redwoods in London, why you don't see many Beeches on our streets, and which London street trees were painted by Monet. It will make everyone who lives in this amazing city look at their own street in a new way.
ISBN: Safe Haven Books