Local Tree Warden and Tree Walk guide Ed Dolphin has written a book for the Arboretum, Sidmouth’s World of Trees – Our international treescape.

Most of the trees in and around Sidmouth are exotic, from other countries.  This is largely because of our history as a fashionable resort from Regency times, and our mild climate.  The book takes you on a world tour telling the stories behind many of our exotic trees including the intrepid plant hunters who managed to introduce them.

As with his previous book, The Trees of Sidmouth, Ed has donated profits from the book to the Arboretum and the SVA.  Both of Ed’s tree books, as well as his Wildflower Year, can be purchased from the Museum or from local bookshops and the Tourist Information Centre.  A bargain at £7.50.

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