The Tree Book for Kids and Their Grown-ups - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
The Tree Book for Kids and Their Grown-ups

The Tree Book for Kids and Their Grown-ups

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  • Getting to Know Trees
  • How Does a Tree "Eat and Drink"?
  • Better Beleaf It!
  • How Leaves Change Color
  • Which Comes Frist: Flowers or Fruit?
  • What Goes on Inside a Cone
  • Don't Forget The Bark!
  • The Inside Story
  • Winter Clues
  • Why Do We Need Trees?
  • White Ash (Fraxinus americana)
  • Basswood (Tilia americana)
  • European Beech (Fagus sylvatica)
  • Paper Birch (Betula papyrifera)
  • Japanese Flowering Cherry (Prunus cultivars)
  • Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida)
  • Douglas-Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)
  • American Elm (Ulmus americana)
  • Empress Tree (Paulownia tomentosa)
  • White Fir (Abies concolor)
  • Franklinia (Franklinia alatamaha)
  • Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum)
  • California Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)
  • Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)
  • Golden-rain Tree (Koelreuteria paniculata)
  • Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)
  • Shagbark Hickory (Carya ovata)
  • Honey Locust (Gleditsia triacanthos)
  • Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)
  • American Larch (Larix laricina)
  • Saucer Magnolia (Magnolia × soulangiana)
  • Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)
  • Mimosa Tree (Albizia julibrissin)
  • White Oak (Quercus alba)
  • Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus)
  • London Planetree (Platanus × acerifolia)
  • Eastern Redcedar (Juniperus virginiana)
  • Norway Spruce (Picea abies)
  • Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua)
  • Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera)
  • Tupelo (Nyssa sylvatica)
  • Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)
  • Weeping Willow (Salix × sepulcralis)
  • Glossary
  • More About Trees
  • Index
  • About the Author

About the Author

Gina Ingoglia
Photo: Melissa Balmain Weiner

Gina Ingoglia is the author of more than 80 books for children. She is a graduate of Dickinson College and holds an MA in publishing from New York University. She graduated a George H. Cook Scholar in landscape architecture from Rutgers University and has a private practice in residential landscape and garden design; she is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). In 1996, she was awarded an honorary doctorate in humanities from Dickinson College.

Ingoglia is vice president of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Florilegium Society, and her botanical art has been exhibited with the Society in the United States and abroad. From 1987 to 1995 she wrote and illustrated the "Budding Gardener" column for Brooklyn Botanic Garden's publication, Plants & Gardens News. She lives in Brooklyn Heights, New York, with her husband, Earl Weiner. They have a son, a daughter, and two grandchildren.

In 2009, the Garden Writers Association awarded Ingoglia their Gold Award for Best Illustration for The Tree Book for Kids and Their Grown-ups.

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