Author(s): Nancy Ross Hugo
Everyone knows what a tree looks like. But few have really seen the delicate, emerging leaves of a tulip poplar or the twigs of a beech. When we look at a tree up close, a whole new world of form and detail emerges and we begin to appreciate trees in a whole new way.When Seeing Trees was released in 2011, it received wide-spread acclaim for its breathtaking photography, evocative text, and unique take on the world of trees. The New York Times called it their favorite new book of the season and Reader s Digest said it offered vivid, fascinating botanical biographies. Now the same stunning work is available in a gorgeous, gifty package. Trees Up Close offers an intimate, revealing look at the leaves, flowers, cones, fruits, seeds, buds, leaf scars, bark, and twigs of the most common trees. Readers will be stunned 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."
Robert Llewellyn has been photographing plants and landscapes for almost 40 years. His photographs have been featured in major art exhibits and more than 30 books. Nancy Ross Hugo has been writing, lecturing and teaching about trees, native plants and floral design for over 30 years.