By Vennell, Robert
The history and use of New Zealand's native plants A guide and gift book in equal measure, this treasure of a book pays homage to New Zealand's native plant species. The Meaning of Trees tells the story of plants and people in New Zealand and explores how plants have been used fo...r food, medicine, shelter, spirituality and science. From Jurassic giants to botanical oddballs - these are our native plants in an exquisite hardback edition, beautifully illustrated with botanical drawings, paintings and photographs.Read more
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Robert Vennell lives, breathes and eats the New Zealand forest. He is the author of The Meaning of Trees, a history of New Zealand's plants and people. He works as a Collection Manager in the Natural Science department at Auckland Museum - Tamaki Paenga Hira, collecting and preparing specimens for the natural science galleries. His background is in ecology and he has spent many hours wandering through the bush studying wild pigs and their impact on native flora and fauna.
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