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Author Vidler, Edward A. (Edward Alexander), 1863-1942.

Title Our own trees : a first book on the Australian forest / by Edward A. Vidler
Published Melbourne : W.A. Hamer, 1930


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 ADPML SPC  582.160994 Vid/Oot  LIB USE ONLY
Description 64 pages : illustrations (1 color) ; 23 cm
Summary An elementary book on Australian trees that has been desired and repeatedly ask for. Allows for the start of a simple study, including means of descriptions easily understood, leading to a desire for more intense study. Also serves as an easy guide for adults in the choice of Australian trees and shrubs suitable for cultivation in gardens. Includes coloured plates -- In the Bush ; Firewheel Tree Leaves and Blossoms. Also full page illustrations of - A fine red gum tree; A big gum tree; A native bear at home ; White gums and "messmate" ; Victorian red ironbark ; A typical karri forest -- Buds, blossoms, seeds and leaves of Hakea laurina -- Tree-ferns in a gully, Victoria.
Contents Introduction -- The gums (Eucalyptus) -- The wattles (Acacia) -- The silky oaks (Grevillea) -- The Bottle-brush tree -- The laurels (Pittosporum) -- The pincushion and needle trees (Hakea) -- The pepper trees (Drimys) -- The she-oaks (Casuarina) -- The fig trees (Ficus) -- Australian berry, nut and fruit trees -- The bottle trees (Sterculia) -- The firewheel tree (Stenocarpus) -- Some other interesting trees -- The "pine" trees (Conifers) -- Tree-ferns and palms -- Some Australian flowering shrubs -- Preserve the Australian forest
Subject Botany -- Australia.
Trees -- Australia -- Identification.
Trees -- Australia.