The Oaks of Chevithorne Barton

Michael Heathcoat Amory

The Oaks of Chevithorne Barton

Begun in 1984, the oak collection of Chevithorne Barton is the largest and most comprehensive in Britain and almost certainly in the world, with 380 named oaks and over 220 species. This book describes and shows oaks from Europe, North Africa, Persia, Tibet, China, Japan, Mexico and the US flourishing deep in the Devon countryside. With a preface by Michael Heseltine. 4.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
The Oaks of Chevithorne Barton

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Classification Non-fiction
Genre Home & Garden, Science & Nature
Format Hardback
Pages 224
RRP £25.00
Date of Publication July 2009
ISBN 978-0956238702
Publisher Adelphi
 

Begun in 1984, the oak collection of Chevithorne Barton is the largest and most comprehensive in Britain and almost certainly in the world, with 380 named oaks and over 220 species. This book describes and shows oaks from Europe, North Africa, Persia, Tibet, China, Japan, Mexico and the US flourishing deep in the Devon countryside. With a preface by Michael Heseltine.

Reviews

The Spectator

John McEwen

[A] handsome book. His model introduction is supplemented by three specialist essays. The photographic illustrations reveal that many oaks are unrecognisable as relatives of our emblematic tree, Quercus robur. Mexico has the most species and Chevithorne’s collection of them is unmatched. If you want to plant an oak — and who would not? — you must have this book.

08/07/2009

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