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The Easy Tree Guide: Common Native and Cultivated Trees of the United States and Canada
Synopses & Reviews
Packed with color photographs and illustrations, The Easy Tree Guide is a handy, portable, and comprehensive aid to swift and accurate identification of more than 180 trees in the United States and Canada. Large, clear photos show what the trees look like in their natural setting, and detailed paintings illustrate the species' key characteristics—making this guide a welcome addition to every backpack and home library.
Book News Annotation:
Is that a silver wattle or a sourwood? Using the text, photographs, and illustrations in this book, you can identify 180 trees in the parks, woods, backyards, and streets of North America. Beginning with features that identify trees, such as shots and buds, leaves, needles, cones and flowers, the book shows how trees look in cultivated and native settings. Divided into separate sections for broadleaf and conifer trees, each entry gives trees' primary and alternate names, their history and uses, height, and close-up views of their leaves or needles, flowers, and bark. Especially helpful are the large photographs of full trees in cultivated and natural settings.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Packed with photographs, paintings, and easy-to-understand descriptive text, the Easy Tree Guide is a handy, portable and comprehensive aid to swift and accurate identification in the field--sure to be a welcome addition to every backpack and home library.
This easy-to-use field guide to common trees in North America uses hundreds of spectacular photographs and illustrations to exhibit the natural look of the entire tree, its bark, leaves, fruit, winter silhouette, and more. Engaging text describes each tree's range and habitat, typical growth pattern, and commercial and decorative use.
About the Author
Author Keith Rushforth has written ten books, including The Mitchell Beazley Pocket Guide to Trees, that cover both tree identification and gardening using trees and shrubs. An expert urban forester, he is a member of the IUCN Species Survival Commission Conifer Specialist Group.
Consultants for this book include Dr. Glenn D. Dreyer, Director, Connecticut College Arboretum and Deborah Gangloff, Executive Director, American Forests
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