Publisher: Areca Books
Weight: 420 g
A celebration of 200 trees which from an integral part of the natural, cultural and urban heritage of Penang. This unique book covers a wide range of both forest and cultivated species, each with a special story to tell. Taken as a whole Heritage Trees of Penang weaves a rich tapestry of the past and present that demonstrates why Penang such a remarkable place. The unique value of each tree is explored in terms of its contribution to the distinctive character of George Town and Penang, as well as its spiritual or symbolic significance and its role in traditional lifestyles for food, medicine or other uses. Brief botanical descriptions are included, together with notes on ecology and horticultural requirements where appropriate. Richly illustrated with 72 original watercolours and over 1,200 photographs, this invaluable guide is a beautiful and authoritative companion to Penang's botanical inheritance.
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