"Mike Sullivan loves his adopted city of San Francisco, and he loves trees. In The Trees of San Francisco he has combined his passions, offering a striking and handy compendium of botanical information, historical tidbits, cultivation hints, and more.Sullivan's introduction details the history of trees in the city, a fairly recent phenomenon. The text then piques the reade"Mike Sullivan loves his adopted city of San Francisco, and he loves trees. In The Trees of San Francisco he has combined his passions, offering a striking and handy compendium of botanical information, historical tidbits, cultivation hints, and more.Sullivan's introduction details the history of trees in the city, a fairly recent phenomenon. The text then piques the reader's interest with discussions of 71 city trees. Each tree is illustrated with a photograph--with its common and scientific names prominently displayed--and its specific location within San Francisco, along with other sites; frequently a close-up shot of the tree is included. Sprinkled throughout are 13 sidelights relating to trees; among the topics are the city's wild parrots and the trees they love; an overview of the objectives of the Friends of the Urban Forest; and discussions about the link between Australia's trees and those in the city, such as the eucalyptus.The second part of the book gets the reader up...
|Title||:||The Trees of San Francisco|
|Number of Pages||:||159 Pages|
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The Trees of San Francisco Reviews
This was published in 2004, and will probably come down as a classic. Who knew there were tree geeks out there? This is a beautiful and fascinating book with accurate color photos of trees that are common in San Francisco. It has guided tree tours of certain neighborhoods in the city. Tours of purple-leaf plum and black walnut trees in Ashbury Heights - how romantic and fun! If you've ever wanted to deepen your knowledge of trees and be able to recognize more species, then read this book. I still see this around in bookstores, so it must continue to be a decent-selling, sought-after book.
Great read for anyone who wants to learn a little bit about San Francisco's fantastic trees and where to find them. I especially enjoyed tree origins stories. I will use the book as a guide for some of the walks that I do with my dog.
Bob and I went over to The Green Arcade this past weekend and I picked up this guide to some of San Francisco's most notable trees. Both Bob and Patrick, the store's owner, said they loved the book. Now I see why! It's engagingly written and beautifully laid out. It certainly plays the role of field guide, but it's really more like a photographic homage to the green-leafed beauties across our dear city. I plan to put the walking tours at the end of the book to good use.
For a casual tree admirer in San Francisco, I don't know that it gets much better than this. The inclusion of great photos, San Francisco context, and actual locations you can see them, makes this a keeper.
This is such an informative book, and includes both photos and actual locations in the city where you can go find each type of tree! Awesome for locals who enjoy walking.