Darnum, Victoria, Australia (PRWEB) January 11, 2013
Author Richard Browne expresses his sturdy and prolific fervor for nature as he pens a profound and delightful anthology in A Simple Guide to Planting Oaks in Australia. This is the author’s long dream to write a book about his passion–oak trees and to share to the world how he was captivated by its grandeur and mystery.
This volume will reveal Browne’s 10 years of collecting and planting oaks. It all began after arriving from Ireland and realising what to do with his six acres of bare land. Missing the beautiful and colorful changing of the seasons and the distinctive smell of the deciduous woods that he had enjoyed during his childhood, thus he decided to collect and plant oaks from different parts of the world. Through time, Browne studied and researched as much knowledge as could be found. Browne believes that oaks have played a great part in the evolution of culture. It is also the most obvious form of flora and fauna that has been quite advantageous to the Australian landscape, soil and wildlife rather than being detrimental like so many of the other impulsive imports. This book aims to provide a simple guide to the things people didn’t know, but probably should, about the oaks.
A Simple Guide to Planting Oaks in Australia is a book that showcases the author’s long years of passion for oaks. It will also help gardeners, oak enthusiasts and land owners learn many interesting new facts and method about oak planting and collecting.
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About the Author
Richard Browne has studied and collected oak trees for many years, both in Europe and Australia. He is a member of The International Oak Society, and an assistant curator for The Encyclopaedia of Life. The author is an educator and often called upon around S.E. Australia for advice on trees and their planting. He is currently preparing an extensive work on the world’s oaks, of which this book is a small and often intriguing sample.
A Simple Guide to Planting Oaks in Australia * by Richard Browne
Publication Date: December 21, 2012
Picture Book; $49.99; 96 pages; 978-1-4797-4955-3
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