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The Urban Tree Book: An Uncommon Field Guide for City and Town

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Open The Urban Tree Book and discover the joys of forest trekking--right in your city or town. This first-of-a-kind field guide introduces readers to the trees on their block, in neighborhood parks, and throughout the urban landscape. Unlike traditional tree guides with dizzying numbers of woodland species, The Urban Tree Book explores nature in the city, describing some 200 tree types likely to be found on North America's streets and surrounding spaces, including suburban settings.

With telling descriptions and precise botanical detail, this unique guide not only identifies trees but brings them to life through history, lore, anecdotes, up-to-date facts, and hundreds of fascinating characteristics. More than 175 graceful illustrations capture the charm of trees in urban settings and depict leaf, flower, fruit, and bark features for identification and appreciation.

The Urban Tree Book will inform even the most knowledgeable plant person and delight urbanites who simply enjoy strolling beneath the shade of welcoming trees. An engaging excursion into the "urban forest," this complete guide to city trees will both entertain and enlighten nature lovers, urban hikers, gardeners, and everyone curious about their environment. Includes a tree planting-and-care section, tree primer, and exploration guide

Is backed by the expertise of the renowned Morton Arboretum

Incorporates new "urban forestry" perspectives

Covers urban trees across the continent

Lists key organizations and institutions for tree lovers

Selects the best tree sites on the Internet

Updates many guides by 20 years

Synopsis:

s and precise botanical detail, this unique guide not only identifies trees but brings them to life through history, lore, anecdotes, up-to-date facts, and hundreds of fascinating characteristics. More than 175 graceful illustrations capture the charm of trees in urban settings and depict leaf, flower, fruit, and bark features for identification and appreciation.

The Urban Tree Book will inform even the most knowledgeable plant person and delight urbanites who simply enjoy strolling beneath the shade of welcoming trees. An engaging excursion into the "urban forest," this complete guide to city trees will both entertain and enlighten nature lovers, urban hikers, gardeners, and everyone curious about their environment. Includes a tree planting-and-care section, tree primer, and exploration guide

Is backed by the expertise of the renowned Morton Arboretum

Incorporates new "urban forestry" perspectives

Covers urban trees across the continent

Lists key organizations and institutions for tree lovers

Selects the best tree sites on the Internet

Updates many guides by 20 years

About the Author

\A member of the conservation organization American Forests, Arthur Plotnik is a distinguished author and former American Library Association executive. Along with award-winning artist and illustrator Mary Phelan (his wife), he is a passionate observer of trees in their urban context. The two live on a Chicago street blessed with ashes, maples, and horse-chestnuts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307718365
Subtitle:
An Uncommon Field Guide for City and Town
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press
Author:
Arthur Plotnik
Author:
Morton Arboretum
Author:
Arboretum, Morton
Author:
Plotnik, Arthur
Subject:
Nature : Trees & Forests - General
Subject:
Trees in cities
Subject:
Trees
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Trees & Forests
Subject:
Trees & Forests - General
Subject:
Trees -- United States.
Subject:
Trees in cities -- United States.
Subject:
Plants - Trees
Subject:
Nature Studies-Trees
Subject:
Nature : Plants - Trees
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20000516
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
432

Related Subjects

Science and Mathematics » Botany » Trees and Shrubs
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General
Travel » North America » United States » General

The Urban Tree Book: An Uncommon Field Guide for City and Town
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Product details 432 pages Crown Publishing Group - English 9780307718365 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , s and precise botanical detail, this unique guide not only identifies trees but brings them to life through history, lore, anecdotes, up-to-date facts, and hundreds of fascinating characteristics. More than 175 graceful illustrations capture the charm of trees in urban settings and depict leaf, flower, fruit, and bark features for identification and appreciation.

The Urban Tree Book will inform even the most knowledgeable plant person and delight urbanites who simply enjoy strolling beneath the shade of welcoming trees. An engaging excursion into the "urban forest," this complete guide to city trees will both entertain and enlighten nature lovers, urban hikers, gardeners, and everyone curious about their environment. Includes a tree planting-and-care section, tree primer, and exploration guide

Is backed by the expertise of the renowned Morton Arboretum

Incorporates new "urban forestry" perspectives

Covers urban trees across the continent

Lists key organizations and institutions for tree lovers

Selects the best tree sites on the Internet

Updates many guides by 20 years

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