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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 216 pages
  • Publisher: University of Virginia Press (September 8, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0974270725
  • ISBN-13: 978-0974270722
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 12.3 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #104,460 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Delivered like a chat over a glass of lemonade, Remarkable Trees of Virginia features fascinating and informative stories about Virginia trees and the people who love them. It includes stunning photography coupled with easily read text divided into categories such as 'champion trees,' 'historic trees,' and, my favorite, 'tree places.' It brims with the 'wow' factor the authors so aptly describe, and it will have you taking a closer look at the trees and tree habitats around you.

(Michelle Robbins, Editor American Forests)

" Remarkable Trees of Virginia is not only a remarkable but a spectacular book of Virginia's natural and cultural tree heritage. The engaging prose, full of wit and wisdom, weaves intriguing threads of history from well-known and often little- known facts, anecdotes, and legends. If you are a Virginian, this book is a 'must own,' opening a whole new window to the state's human history and natural forest endowment. If you are from elsewhere, this beautifully produced book will enthrall you and set a standard to emulate.

(Stanwyn G. Shetler, Curator of Botany Emeritus, Smithsonian Institution)

About the Author

Nancy Ross Hugo is a lecturer and outdoor writer whose articles have appeared in Horticulture, Fine Gardening, American Forests, Virginia Forests, Country Journal, and other publications. She was a columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch and Virginia Wildlife. She is the author of a book of collected essays, Earth Works: Readings for Backyard Gardeners (Virginia). Jeff Kirwan is Extension Specialist and Professor in the Department of Forestry at Virginia Tech. He serves on the state advisory committees for Project Learning Tree and the Master Naturalist Program. Robert Llewellyn has been photographing Virginia for over thirty years. His previous books include Empires in the Forest: Jamestown and the Beginning of America, created with writer Avery Chenoweth, which won five national awards in nonfiction and photography, and Albemarle: A Story of Landscape and American Identity.

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A beautiful book to have in your library and/or on your coffee table.
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Remarkable Trees of Virginia by Nancy Hugo and Jeff Kirwen-- Remarkable Trees of Virginia-- is a beautiful book!
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What surprised me is how much my 11 and 14 year old kids have enjoyed looking through the book too.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Beth on September 24, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Remarkable Trees of Virginia

What a wonderful book! Superb photos combine with interesting, well-written text to tell the stories of 120 great trees. Some trees are remarkable for their size or age, some for their historical importance, some simply for the beauty they bring us. Whether you are a history buff, nature lover, or just enjoy great photography, you will love this book.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Great Oak Lover on October 14, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Remarkable Trees of Virginia by Nancy Hugo and Jeff Kirwen-- Remarkable Trees of Virginia-- is a beautiful book! the photographs of all sorts of trees in Virginia are wonderful, and Nancy Hugo's text (along with Jeff Kirwen's research conducted over several years and many miles in Virginia)is informative while being down-to-earth (or, perhaps, more accurately for trees, up-in-the-sky)and engaging. The reader/viewer is given a very personal, though still scientific, look at Virginia's wonderful trees--from the historic to the familiar. The book is also quite timely, since some of the trees pictured are threatened. The book makes the reader want more than ever to save and savor Virginia's (and the world's) precious forest environment.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. P. Cassidy on October 30, 2008
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We purchased Remarkable Trees of Virginia as a gift. We previewed it before we gave it to my brother-in-law. Wow, it is truly stunning in its presentation! It covers landscapes and city-scapes and everything in between. Its photographs and settings span the humble to the truly remarkable. I highly recommend Remarkable Trees of Virginia as a truly remarkable book.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Harold L. Jerrell on October 7, 2008
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I was able to work with the author while images of two trees from Lee County, Virginia were being taken. The folks have done a great job, the images are sharp, and the book size is large. This is one of those books that will be even more interesting to read during the cold days of winter.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By wiloost on July 23, 2010
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It's a very nice book. I like the photographs, the story and the commitment of the writers. I'm from Holland and travel all over the world to "experience" the beauty of trees. This book can be helpful. The only thing I miss is a good map where to find them. !! I now am looking them up myself. But besides that, I wish there would be more books like this about trees all over the world. The only country where they make this kind of comprehensive and nice books is Germany. Keep on USA, I will keep on visiting you to enjoy your trees, landscapes, people and cities.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M. Denham on September 24, 2008
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Enjoy a state wide tour of magnificent trees while enjoying a cup of coffee in your living room. The pictures are spectacular and the stories behind many of the trees are charming.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dee Schrum on January 6, 2009
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This was purchased as Christmas gift for my husband. He is a lifetime resident of VA and personally knows where a lot of these trees are located. His first comment was about the number of books we already own, (don't need more) but I found him later reading the book, he was enjoying it. I'll be reading it also. I knew of this book before I ordered it, could not find it locally, but had no problem ordering from you, delivery was timely.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By W. Arnold on December 29, 2009
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This book is high quality from all sorts of perspectives. It is a wonderful "coffee table" book, but it would be such a loss for someone to just leave it there and never "leaf" through it. The pictures are remarkable in the way they capture the trees and surrounding environs with beauty and perspective. The narrative information is also well written. It would be a wonderful book for someone, whether or not they are from Virginia.
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