About the book
A complete reference work
‘Van den Berk on Trees’ contains 880 pages and includes information about every species and cultivar of avenue tree in Europe. Over 800 different trees are described in great detail and displayed in beautiful colour photos.
The publication of 'Van den Berk on Trees' means that information previously unobtainable or obtainable only in a limited or dispersed form has now been gathered together in a form that can be easily overseen. The book has been put together in such a way that the reader is able to search for the required information in a variety of ways. The approaches to the book vary from "looking for information" to "seeking inspiration".
It goes without saying that Van den Berk is proud of this book. Its realisation has taken more than two years. Illustrations showing trees in streets, landscapes and nurseries have been collected from various corners of the world.
Dendrologists have pondered over the correct description of leaf indentations, flower forms and angles of branches. The Van den Berk staff themselves have put down on paper their own knowledge of and experiences with trees. This has been distilled down into specialised, brief, clear and practical texts. Once the dendrologists and specialised editors had checked the text it was the turn of the designers and printers to go to work.
The target group for "Van den Berk on Trees" is broad thanks to the way the book is put together and its various sections divided up. In fact the target group covers everyone with an interest in trees, whether the interest is professional or by way of a hobby.