Trees of Great Britain and Ireland by Henry John Elwes and Augustine Henry

On the 6th March, during Tree Week 2013, the facsimile of the book was formally launched by Sir Henry Elwes, great-grandson of Henry John Elwes and Dr. Matthew Jebb, Director of the National Botanic Gardens (right).

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To celebrate its 70th anniversary, the Society of Irish Foresters has published a limited facsimile edition of Henry Elwes and Augustine Henry’s masterpiece using modern printing and reproduction technology. Each of the 3,000 pages have been meticulously scanned from an original copy in the care of the National Botanic Gardens. The 412 full page black and white platinum photographs, drawings and colour frontispiece pages are all faithfully reproduced. (Source: National Botanic Gardens website)

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