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Tree Finder: A Manual for the Identification of Trees by Their Leaves (Finder series)

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From the Finders series: Learn to identify trees by their leaves and needles with this key to native and commonly introduced trees of the United States and Canada east of the Rockies.

These pocket-sized Nature Study Guides describe plants and animals in easy-to-understand language. They include drawings, keys, terms, symbols, and glossaries. Each book covers a specific regi
Paperback, 58 pages
Published January 1st 1998 by Nature Study Guild (first published January 1st 1963)
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Hardly the definitive guide, but this book is SO HANDY! It has a very good collection of the most common trees & makes it very easy for even a novice to find out the name (both common & Latin) for an unknown, native tree. Some invasives (non-native) included, but again, only the most common ones. I carry one in my truck or in my back pocket most of the time. I identify 95% of the trees I see with this or at least get a good idea of what they are. Then I can use a better reference to figu ...more
This had always been my go-to book for tree identification. It's format is sort of a choose-your-own-adventure for tree identification. It's small enough to fit in your pocket and contains drawings rather than photographs.

I first used this book (along with Desert Tree Finder  a pocket manual for identifying desert trees by May Theilgaard WattsDesert Tree Finder: a pocket manual for identifying desert trees) in a hands-on college course that had us trekking through the southwest on a 3-week camping trip. That class cemented in me a life-long love of trees. It's been a while since
I don't think I have the background knowledge to use this book. I'm never confident I've made the correct identification. I find the choices ambiguous and the drawings unhelpful. BUT this comes with a huge caveat: I'm new to the area and so all these plants are unfamiliar. I think that with a second reference book, with pictures, or an experienced friend, I'd find the work helpful.
Jan 08, 2008 Nitrorockets rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: nature lovers, tree lovers
Shelves: field-guides
I first read this in high school for my leaf collection project. I have since purchased this book for my children. I want them to be able to identify trees they ask about on our hikes. It is a wonderful book for all ages.
Tiny but incredibly useful, this is a book that anyone unfamiliar with East Coast trees should carry with them whilst out hiking.

Used little book in general botany class. I think this book helps a lot to identify tree and is very useful.
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You can narrow down most trees with this handy little ID guide.
A good gift for your favorite tree lover.
Easy-to-use and informative, even for a non-tree loving schlock like myself.
Sep 11, 2009 Cws added it
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