Synopses & Reviews
The Trees of Florida is the most comprehensive guide to Florida’s amazing variety of tree species, both temperate and tropical, both natives and exotics. The first edition was very popular with both professionals and laypeople since it was accurate, comprehensive, and organized and written in an easy-to-understand way. This edition will be even more useful as it adds about 140 more tree accounts for a total of more than 480 species. There are almost 600 color photos and many drawings and range maps. And now included is a key to tree families that will help with field identification.
-- First field guide in 25 years to treat Florida's amazing variety of ferns
-- Color plates feature more than 200 images, some of which include rare species never before illustrated in color
-- Includes notes on each species' growth form and habit, as well as general remarks about its botanical and common names, unique characteristics, garden use, and history in Florida
-- All professional or amateur botanists, plant lovers, and gardeners will want this important book in their libraries
About the Author
Gil Nelson has spent many years exploring, teaching, and writing about Florida’s natural communities. He writes on natural history, ecology, and outdoor recreation for many national and regional periodicals. He is president of the St. Marks Refuge Association and leads frequent field trips into this wildlife refuge. He teaches adult leisure courses on the wildlife of Florida’s Big Bend area and often speaks to groups such as the Florida Native Plant Society, the Sierra Club, the Audubon Society, and the Florida Trail Association. He is a Florida native, has a Ph.D. in adult education from Florida State University, and lives and works in Tallahassee, Florida.