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Seeing Trees:
Discover the Extraordinary Secrets of Everyday Trees

Seeing Trees celebrates seldom seen but easily observable tree traits and invites nature lovers to watch trees with the same care and sensitivity that birdwatchers watch birds. Illustrated by fine art photographer Robert Llewellyn, Seeing Trees describes some of the most charismatic tree structures (including leaves, flowers, buds, leaf scars, twigs, and bark) and provides in depth profiles of ten familiar species---including such beloved species as white oak, southern magnolia, white pine, and tulip poplar. Seeing Trees is available from Timber Press.


Trees Up Close: The beauty of bark, leaves, flowers, and seeds

Everyone knows what a tree looks like. But have you really seen the delicate flowers of the red maple, the emerging leaves of a tulip poplar, the twigs of a beech? When you look at a tree up close, a whole new world of form and detail emerges—you encounter beauty that you never knew existed, and you begin to appreciate trees in a whole new way. This new version of Seeing Trees is now available from Timber Press.

Remarkable Trees of Virginia

Nancy Ross Hugo, Jeff Kirwan, and Robert Llewellyn spent four years visiting and photographing Virginia's finest trees. Remarkable Trees of Virginia is now in its third printing and available from the University of Virginia Press..

Nancy was a featured guest on NPR's With Good Reason Spring and Fall 2009. To hear that interview visit "Remarkable Trees and Birds of Virginia

Windowsill Art: Creating one-of-a-kind natural arrangements to celebrate the seasons 

Almost everyone does it: puts a little something on the windowsill to watch it ripen, root, or just sit there looking pretty. But the windowsill can serve as a stage for more intentional arrangements—a personal, free-wheeling kind of art that is a catalysit for creativity. Author Nancy Ross Hugo demonstrates how to use the windowsill as a platform for small, simple displays that celebrate the seasons and reflect the personal style of their creators. Her fresh approach uses bottles, jars and other small vases to showcase arrangements of locally collected leaves, seedpods, flowers, fruits, and twigs. In Windowsill Art the reader learns how to find and display materials, why some containers work better than others, and how to apply simple techniques that enhance creative possibilities. Autographed copies available through The Arranger's Market.

Earth Works: Readings for Backyard Gardeners

A collection of Nancy’s most popular essays and columns, Earth Works offers monthly advice on everything from planting under walnuts to propagating heirloom roses, plus reflections on topics from toads to trowels. Available from UVA Press.