Trees of Eastern North America is the most comprehensive, best illustrated, and easiest-to-use book of its kind, covering 825 species, more than any comparable field guide. Presents all the native and naturalized trees of the eastern United States and Canada as far west as the Great Plains, including those species found only in tropical and subtropical Florida and northernmost Canada. The book features superior descriptions; thousands of meticulous color paintings by David More that illustrate important visual details; range maps that provide a thumbnail view of distribution for each native species; Quick ID summaries; a user-friendly layout; scientific and common names; the latest taxonomy; information on the most recently naturalized species; keys to leaves and twigs; and an introduction to tree identification, forest ecology, and plant classification and structure. The easy-to-read descriptions present details of size, shape, growth habit, bark, leaves, flowers, fruit, flowering and fruiting times, habitat, and range. Using a broad definition of a tree, the book covers many small, overlooked species normally thought of as shrubs. With its unmatched combination of breadth and depth, this is an essential guide for every tree lover.
Publisher: - Princeton University Press - more
Code: - ISBN: 9780691145907
Year: - 2014
Authors: - Gil Nelson, Christopher J. Earle & Richard Spellenberg