What kinds of trees grow where, how long do they live, and how large do they grow? Champion Trees of Britain and Ireland answers these questions and more, surveying the finest examples of every kind of tree growing in the British Isles, from ancient yews to towering sequoias. This encyclopedic volume coves over 5,000 trees, 60% of which are newly discovered or rerecorded since the last publication of the Tree Register in 2003. Dazzlingly illustrated throughout, part one of Champion Trees lists all existing species alphabetically by botanical name. Part two offers a guide to visiting thousands of Britain and Ireland's finest specimens, listing trees by geographical region and county and describing the tallest, largest, and finest trees in each area. It also includes a checklist of all native trees and fascinating facts about "superlative trees"--the oldest, tallest, thickest, fastest-growing, and rarest trees in the British Isles. Champion Trees concludes with a checklist of native tree species in cultivation and instructions for measuring a tree.