Trees of Vancouver is an invaluable guidebook for visitors andresidents and an authoritative tool for horticulturists, landscapearchitects, naturalists, and the nursery industry. It providesdetailed, easy-to-understand information on over 470 kinds of trees.Each entry contains particulars about the origins, general appearance,merits, problems, and uses in landscaping of individual species. To aidfurther in identification, entries specify locations where outstandingexamples can be seen. The text is complemented by hundreds of theauthor's delicate drawings of the leaves, flowers, fruits, or otherdistinctive features of individual trees, and by colour plates of 86trees. For the reader who wants to spend a pleasant day exploring andidentifying specimens, there are detailed maps of several locations inthe city where a wide variety of trees can be seen.