Trees of Central Texas

ISBN: 978-0-9824905-2-5
Author: Robert O’Brien

Trees of Central Texas: Trees are a key part of the habitat of a region and can give an area it’s unique character. This beautifully illustrated, waterproof pocket guide will help you get to know the most important native species that make up the habitat of the Texas hill country and surrounding areas.

Over 250 stunning illustrations — leaf shapes, fruits, nuts, berries, flowers and tree shapes — depict 54 of the most common native trees and cover the basics of tree identification.

Easy to understand text descriptions cover key info for each species. A section includes a brief, illustrated primer on how a tree grows and the anatomy of life inside the trunk. Designed as a quick, easy-to-carry reference for naturalists of all ages and education levels.

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Robert O’Brien
About Robert O’Brien

Nature artist and naturalist Robert O’Brien is one of the most prolific and widely published contemporary botanical illustrators in the United States.

Specializing the illustration of trees and their natural history, Robert has illustrated over 70 tree and forestry education publications for organizations across the United States from Florida to Alaska, as well as Europe and Africa.

His work has also been featured in regional, national and international newspapers and magazines.

Robert maintains his home and studio in the Texas hill country west of Austin. In addition to his successful graphic design and illustration business, he is currently working on a series of etchings of birds of the Gulf Coast and Caribbean as well as a book of North American trees.

He is also making available large limited edition prints of his tree illustrations.

More of his work can be viewed on his website at:

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