Forests cover nearly a third of the world's surface, and the trees that make them up include a staggering diversity of more than 60,000 species. Individual trees play specific ecological roles in their unique environments—and they have adapted to thrive on steep mountains, in cloud forests, on dry savannahs, in parched deserts, and in tropical wetlands. Our history—and our future—are interwoven with the trees that define the regions of our green planet.
Rare Trees profiles 50 individual species, the most charismatic, fascinating, and downright bizarre examples of threatened trees from all around the globe. Filled with hundreds of color photographs, maps to help readers identify habitats, and accessible text by tree experts from the Global Trees Campaign, Rare Trees will give readers a new appreciation for the importance of trees and will inspire them to preserve this critical canopy of life.