Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Nature HandbookA Guide to Observing the Great Outdoors$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Ernest H. Williams Jr.

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195179293

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179293.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 18 April 2021



(p.18) 2. TREES
The Nature Handbook

Ernest H. Williams

Oxford University Press

Dwarfing human beings and dominating most landscapes, trees are the most conspicuous and majestic living organisms around us. Despite their fundamentally simple structure, they dramatically alter the landscape and draw our attention. Due to tree immobility and the wide range of environmental features found on land, each tree species grows within a limited geographic range and under only certain conditions. Individuals of the same species as well as different parts of the same tree vary in form because of differences in the conditions they encounter as they develop. Trees' varied growth patterns and their dominant visual presence yield many, easy-to-make observations about size, shape, growth patterns, leaves, and reproductive structures.

Keywords:   landscape, growth patterns, leaves, form, geographic range

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .