Trees of North America: A Guide to Field Identification, Revised and Updated
Smell the bark of the aromatic Sassafras. Wonder at the Lodgepole Pine, whose heat-activated cones reseed forests destroyed by fire. Search for the Sugar Maple, whose foliage blazes red and yellow in autumn. North America's trees rank among nature's most awesome creations. This premier field guide features all characteristics-tree shape, bark, leaf, flower, fruit and twig-...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published April 14th 2001 by Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press
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I owned a much older edition of this in middle school, and wore the dickens out of it traveling around the continent on summer vacations. In my efforts to memorize all tree species, I only got about 1% of the way there, but hey that's still 10x as many as most folks can identify. This book has excellent, detailed descriptions and discussions of each species, as well as graphical depictions of the range of their natural habitat. It doesn't have any publishing info beyond C. Frank Brockman and Gol...more