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An Illustrated Guide to Maples

By Antoine le Hardÿ de Beaulieu

Photographs by Michel Timacheff, Philippe de Spoelberch, and J. R. P. van Hoey Smith

Translated by André L. Mechelynck

Now you'll know what your maple will really look like when it grows up.

Garden Design

Maples are an asset to any garden for their year-round ornamental qualities — but which to choose? With an unprecedented depth of photographic detail, Antoine le Hardÿ de Beaulieu has compiled the definitive guide to the beauty of maples. Supplementing the concise and practical descriptions are 1200 gorgeous photos showing different aspects of each plant. Landscape architects, garden designers, plant enthusiasts, and home gardeners will find this photobook a delightful and invaluable tool for making informed decisions about choosing the right tree or shrub. No other reference offers more photos on this beloved and versatile group.

Awards for this book: Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Book

Media reviews

"Although the detailed botanical information makes this a first-rate reference guide, the sumptuous photos make it equally desirable as a coffee-table book."

—Linda Hillegass, Fine Gardening

"Whether one is planning for a residential garden or a nursery, An Illustrated Guide to Maples would be a valuable reference. It contains detailed information on the genus as a whole as well as individual species and would be useful to both the professional and casual gardener. Truly a comprehensive treatise on the genus Acer."

Science Books and Films

"Written by an author who is a nurseryman and a landscape designer, with an eye for the interesting variety of form, leaf, and colour that maples bring to a garden or landscape ... a good reference work."

—Ann Milovsoroff, Royal Botanical Gardens Newsletter

"An eye for the interesting variety of form, leaf, and colour that maples bring to a garden or landscape ... a good reference work."

—Ann Milovsoroff, Royal Botanical Gardens Newsletter

"Indulge in page after page of maples. This treasure has beautiful color photos of new and autumn leaves, samaras and full-grown trees, and is annotated with lots of definitive information."

—Donna Williamson, HortResources Newsletter

"Now you'll know what your maple will really look like when it grows up."

Garden Design

"Le Hardy de Beaulieu discourses on a perenially popular tree."

Publishers Weekly

"Concise and practical descriptions ... supported by 1,200 crisp photos providing exceptional examples of leaf color, fruit, and bark texture."

Roth

"Marvelous book ... will enlighten any reader."

—Paula J. Wolfe, E-Streams

"An unparalleled resource."

Michigan Gardener

"A brilliantly illustrated guide to one of the most important genus of trees."

—Lawrence Banks, Garden (Peterborough)

"The Illustrated Guide to Maples by Antoine le Hardy de Beaulieu is an exceptional, international record of the genus with concise descriptions illustrated by no fewer than 1,200 photographs."

Newcastle Journal

"[A] magnificent tribute to the Acer genus ... the largest illustrated guide to maples to date."

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About the author

Antoine le Hardÿ de Beaulieu

Antoine le Hardÿ de Beaulieu is a landscape designer, nurseryman, and publisher. He is a member of the International Dendrology Society, and works and gardens near Brussels, Belgium.

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