Kew Publishing - "Champion Trees of Britain and Ireland" - we can all now entertain ourselves, our children and our grandchildren with the new Tree Register Handbook, which lists all the champion trees in the United Kingdom - the biggest, the tallest, the widest, the rarest and the oldest, plus where to find them!
I have to confess I was slightly cautious when I first approached this book, but within five minutes I was hooked! And what's so exciting about this publication is that all these astounding facts become reality when you realise that you can actually source many of these trees when you're visiting gardens around the country, thus adding another whole new dimension to garden visits.
|Hergest Croft, Herefordshire (to be reviewed next week) has 39 champions|
So interesting is this book that I keep dipping back into it to find more titillating tree tales! Certainly a great present and one for a rainy day like today. And from now on, I'll be looking out for those special trees! Champion Trees of Britain and Ireland: The Tree Register Handbook (ISBN 978 184246 452 6) costs £25 and is available via www.kewbooks.com or from any good bookseller.