The native trees of new zealand the trees in new zealand. A mini guide to the identification of new zealand native trees by. It celebrates our unique and magnificent native forests, and describes and generously illustrates more than 320 species. If the monumental new zealands native trees has inspired you to venture into the outdoors to look more closely at our unique tree flora, this field guide is the perfect companion to take along. The patterns method of plant identification works well to identify most cultivars for anyone who doesnt know the trees already. Use crowes unique leaf key to confidently identify common new zealand native trees. Pinophyta conifers araucariaceae kauri family kauri agathis australis kauri agathis australis podocarpaceae yellowwood family kahikatea dacrycarpus dacrydioides formerly podocarpus manoao lagarostrobos.
Apr 21, 2018 top 10 narrow trees for small gardens ilex crenata sky pencil. These gardens are the only public botanic garden in new zealand dedicated solely to native plants. Compact enough to fit in a daypack, it contains detailed information on all native trees found on the main islands of new zealand, including stewart island and the chathams. Winner of the montana medal for nonfiction 2007 and winner of the illustrative section of the montana new zealand book awards 2007. It celebrates our unique and magnificent native forests, and. Field guide to new zealands native trees is organised in three main sections conifers, tree ferns, flowering trees and covers 210 species. Winner best illustrated nonfiction book and book of the year at the 2012 nz post book awards a complete revision, of the best selling, awardwinning landmark book on new zealands native trees. More editions of the native trees of new zealand the trees in new zealand. The colour photographs in this book more than 1,500 of them constitute the finest and most comprehensive record of the native trees of new zealand ever achieved. Native plants, flowers, shrubs and trees of new zealand. Native trees of new zealand mobil new zealand nature. Over colour photographs, arranged according to the plants attributes and uses in the garden, include examples of landscaping possibilities as well as numerous.
I hauled my own book all over the country, geeking out on native and introduced trees and flowers. New zealands native trees by john dawson rob lucasbuy. Flowers, shrubs, and trees new zealand is very diverse, with rainforests, deserts, oceans, mountains, and glaciers all very near each other. Rob lucas lectured in horticulture at the open polytechnic of new zealand until his retirement in 2006. Botanically, every inch of the country is rich with flowers, shrubs, and trees, native and introduced. There is a wide variety of native trees, adapted to all the various microclimates in new zealand. Unfortunately for jacob, as the tree was a native tree with a certain height and girth it was protected under the district plan, and he needed to gain a resource consent before cutting it down. Jun 07, 2018 you can now identify new zealands native shrubs, ferns and trees on the go thanks to the free app nz tree, developed at auckland university of technology there are similar apps overseas, but aut professor len gillman reckons this one is the best in the world. Common native and cultivated trees of the united states and canada falcon guide by keith rushforth and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.
A complete revision, of the best selling, awardwinning landmark book on new zealands native trees. Rata trees, along with the pohutukawa, are one of the best known native trees in new zealand. Over 190 trees, shrubs, herbs, ferns, mushrooms, lichens and seaweeds are described in detail in this useful and attractive book, with information on which part is edible and when, how plants have been utilised, particularly by maori, their nutritional value, and where they can be found. Trees for bees produces a number of publications, including articles, planting guides and plant lists, research papers and conference proceedings. A practical field guide to new zealands native edible plants. Never before has such a detailed coverage in photographs been assembled in book from. Interactive keys provide rapid and accurate identification of plants.
Winner best illustrated nonfiction book and book of the year at the 2012 nz post book awards. A simple, illustrated guide to common new zealand native trees, including identification, ecology and uses, by bestselling author andrew crowe. Mar 02, 2009 a simple, illustrated guide to common new zealand native trees, including identification, ecology and uses, by bestselling author andrew crowe. Tree ferns, ponga, ground ferns and epiphytic ferns create a rich tapestry that adorns new zealand forests nz birds. Field guide to new zealands native trees john dawson book. This narrow, upright evergreen is a smoothleaved holly that reaches about 6 feet in height but is only 2 to 3 feet wide. About the author dr john dawson was associate professor of botany at victoria university until his retirement in 1988. New zealand s long geological isolation means that most of its flora is unique, with many durable hard woods.
The gallery below is just a sampling of some of the introduced trees and shrubs found in new zealand. The most comprehensive and uptodate field guide to new zealands native trees, this handy and beautiful reference book deserves a place in every home, bach, library and school. The gardeners encyclopaedia of new zealand native plants. The lifesize guide to native trees penguin books new zealand. May 03, 2000 identifying native trees and other common plants of new zealands native forest can be fun for all the family with this pictorial guide. Native trees of new zealand mobil new zealand nature series v.
Colour photographs of leaves, flowers, fruit and associated creatures graphics giving tree shape and height. Here is the essence and the reality of our native forests. Drooping, 8 cm long, red flowers, shaped somewhat like the new zealand native parrots kakas beak. New zealands native trees, john dawson rob lucas shop. Natural history field guide to new zealands native trees. New zealands long geological isolation means that most of its flora is unique, with many durable hard woods. There is a wide variety of native trees, adapted to all the various micro climates in new zealand. Kahikatea dacrycarpus dacrydioides formerly podocarpus manoao lagarostrobos colensoi. You can now identify new zealands native shrubs, ferns and trees on the go thanks to the free app nz tree, developed at auckland university of technology there are similar apps overseas, but aut professor len gillman reckons this one is the best in the world. Useful photos for identifying new zealand trees and shrubs. Gardeners encyclopaedia of nz native plants, yvonne cave. New zealands native trees by john dawson goodreads.
New zealands forests contain numerous small shrubs and trees, some showy and others modest the smallleaved, twiggy types can be difficult to tell apart. The most comprehensive and uptodate field guide to new zealands native trees, this handy and beautiful reference book deserves a place in every home. The meaning of trees the history and use of new zealand. The native flora of new zealand is unique as it evolved in isolation for millions of years. Fifteen of crowes books have been finalists for new zealands national childrens book awards, and he has won major awards nine times.
Field guide to new zealands native trees is organised in three main sections conifers, tree ferns and flowering trees and covers 209 species. It celebrates our unique and magnificent native forests, and describes and generously illustrates more than 320 species, subspecies and varieties. About 1015% of the total land area of new zealand is covered with native flora, from tall kauri and kohekohe forests to rainforest dominated by rimu, beech, tawa. A field guide to the native edible plants of new zealand. Every known native new zealand tree and shrub in colour and life size. But for many of the early european settlers first setting foot on new zealand, the forest was viewed in a hostile, fearful manner. There are around five hectares of cultivated native plant collections and about 96 hectares of mature and regenerating native forest. In his book bringing nature home, douglas tallamy writes that oaks are the quintessential wildlife plants. Photos from the launch of new zealands native trees by john dawson and rob lucas, published by craig potton publishing and launched at unity books. New zealands native trees is a landmark book, the kind that is published only once in a generation. The gardeners encyclopaedia of new zealand native plants brings together for the first time over species, hybrids and cultivars in a highly illustrated, encyclopaedic volume. Field guide to new zealands native trees, john dawson rob. The meaning of trees the history and use of new zealands. Field guide to new zealands native trees wilderness magazine.
The native bush ranges from the subtropical kauri forests of the northern north island, temperate rainforests of the west coast, the alpine forests of the southern alps and fiordland to. Salmon author see all 5 formats and editions hide other formats and editions. After planting, spread out wet newspapers, cardboard, old carpet wool etc. The meaning of trees the history and use of new zealands native plants. Plant identification and interactive keys identification. The native bush forest ranges from the subtropical kauri forests of the northern north island, temperate rainforests of the west. Evergreen shrub, endemic to new zealand, but rare in the wild. He has written over 40 nature books covering seashells, insects, spiders, birds and other animals and plants. Since then he has been undertaking botanical research in new caledonia, running extension courses on new zealand native plants, guiding groups around the otari native botanic gardens in wellington and writing books. Match leaves, flowers, seeds, berries and bark against beautiful, lifesized photographs for fast, accurate identification. Several online keys have been developed by landcare research and our contributors. Compact enough to fit in a daypack, it contains detailed information on all native trees found on the main islands of new zealand. Nov 27, 2018 here are a few examples of native trees and shrubs that attract birds and make outsized contributions to suburban habitats in the east. Shrubby tororaro the shrubby tororaro is a very ecologically and culturally significant shrub.
Pictures of new zealand native plants bushmansfriend. The mighty kauri, rimu, totara or kahikatea are the perfect tree to grow for the generations to come and are often planted to celebrate a birth. It celebrates our unique and maficent native forests, and. Buy the native trees of new zealand the trees in new zealand 3rd revised edition by salmon, j. Native trees for sale in new zealand nothing says i love new zealand like planting a native tree. Its common name is bushmansfriend due to the use made as toilet paper. Some are juvenile forms of trees that will look quite different as adults. Includes a visual key to leaf shapes to help the identification of the numerous flowering trees.
Bushmansfriend, book publishers, nz native plant information. The meaning of trees book i am very excited to announce the publication of. When i first began this blog in 2014, i was completing my undergraduate studies in biology at the university of auckland. Lemonwood belongs to the pittosporum family and there are at least 26 species recorded as native to new zealand. Updates latest news from trees for bees, including recent articles, guides and news updates. Dr john dawson was associate professor of botany at victoria university until his retirement in 1988. Isbn 9780790005591 9780790005591 softcover, raupo publishing nz ltd, 1998. Suitable to mix with other natives in the middle of the garden border or in revegetation situations. The pinnately compound, 1525 cm long leaves resemble those of another new zealand native plant, the kowhai sophora species. Be careful with native trees or you could be in for a hefty. Like other hollies, the male and female plants are separate. Bushmansfriend as a business is named after the rangiora brachyglottis repanda shrub or small tree. As the tree obscured the afternoon sun jacob hired a chainsaw and cut it down. Eagles complete trees and shrubs of new zealand te papa.
Native trees and shrubs grow naturally with a deep litter mulch of decaying vegetation, such as old leaves, covering the ground around them. Special thanks, finn michalak collection curator of otari native botanic garden, wellington. Fishpond new zealand, gardeners encyclopaedia of nz native plants by yvonne cave valda paddisonbuy. Prior to my trip, i ordered andrew crowes mini guide to the identification of new zealand native trees. These keys are powerful but easy to use identification tools, multiaccess and incorporate many images. Shrubs and small trees of the forest te ara encyclopedia of.758 846 65 1340 335 501 1511 1073 218 1212 94 1051 1292 13 679 94 458 1148 298 1284 1389 561 824 288 1312 402 725 709 326 1089 105 1388 1059 981 1084 8 1295 956 365 511 1246 74