Time Out The Great Trees of London
Author: Time Out Guides
Publisher: Time Out
Release Date: June 22, 2010
In collaboration with Trees for Cities, a tree-planting charity, Time Out presents photographs of 61 trees in London that are considered to be "Great Trees." From private gardens to streets, parks, and other public areas, the book features plenty of London planes, horse chestnuts, and oaks as well as some of the rarer species. Trees include the Greenwich Park Shagbark Hickory, which is perhaps the largest of its kind in the country, and the Marble Hill Black Walnut, with its unusual pitch-black bark. Some incredibly venerable trees appear as well, such as the Charlton House Mulberry, planted at the request of James I at the turn of the 17th century, and the Richmond Royal Oak, which is estimated to be 750 years old. Each tree is accompanied by a 500-word description, glorious color photographs taken in various seasons, and details of its exact location and how to get there by public transport.