Trees of Stanford and Environs: The Book

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Cover of the book Trees of Stanford and Environs

Much of the content of the tree encyclopedia on this website is based on the book Trees of Stanford and Environs, by Ronald Bracewell, published by the Stanford Historical Society in 2005.

Copies of the book are available at Stanford libraries, though the book itself is out of print.

Several photocopied editions (1972, 1980, 1984) entitled Trees on the Stanford Campus preceded the printing of the book.

See the Sandstone & Tile article (Stanford Historical Society) on the launching of the book in 2005, including photographs from the launch celebration and excerpts from the book.

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Cover of the 1984 photocopied precursor to the book

From the front cover flap of Trees of Stanford and Environs:

This detailed survey of more than 350 species of trees found at Stanford University is the result of nearly 50 years of study and observation by Professor Ronald N. Bracewell.

Designed for tree lovers, botanists, horticulturalists, and environmentalists, this book also will appeal to students, alumni, and others attracted to the Stanford campus. Gardeners interested in seeing unusual specimens and mature examples of trees also will find the book useful.