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  • Published: 2 March 2009
  • ISBN: 9780143008996
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64
  • RRP: $26.00

Which Native Tree?

New Ecology Edition


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A simple, illustrated guide to common New Zealand native trees, including identification, ecology and uses, by best-selling author Andrew Crowe.

A simple, illustrated guide to common New Zealand native trees, including identification, ecology and uses, by best-selling author Andrew Crowe.

Use Crowe's unique leaf key to confidently identify common New Zealand native trees.

* Colour photographs of leaves, flowers, fruit and associated creatures
* Graphics giving tree shape and height
* Tree distribution maps
* ID checklists listing distinguishing features
* Details on the origins of Maori names


Discover the known uses of each tree, from dyes, perfumes, honey and bootlaces, to food, medicine, fire-making and timber. Also, learn how to grow each tree in your own garden.

  • Pub date: 2 March 2009
  • ISBN: 9780143008996
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64
  • RRP: $26.00

About the Author

Andrew Crowe

Andrew Crowe is a best-selling author with a special interest in helping make nature accessible to beginners of all ages. He has written over 40 nature books covering seashells, insects, spiders, birds and other animals and plants. Andrew has won numerous New Zealand book awards, including the Margaret Mahy Medal in 2009 for his overall contribution to children's literature and the Ashton Wylie Award in 2005 for a biography for teenagers on the Dalai Lama. His latest book, Pathway of the Birds: The Voyaging Achievements of Maori and their Polynesian Ancestors (Bateman), received a Storylines Notable Book Award in 2019.

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