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Identifying Trees: An All-Season Guide to Eastern North America

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  71 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Unique identification guide is effective, filled with color photos, and easy to use in winter, spring, summer, and fallField-tested by forestry expertsIdentify trees in any season, not just when they are in full leaf. This field-tested guide features color photos showing bark; branching patterns; fruits, flowers, or nuts; and overall appearance; as well as leaf color and s ...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Stackpole Books (first published March 1st 2007)
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Tim Martin
Nov 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This has rapidly become one of my favorite books for identifying trees. Though I have come to realize no one book can do it all in terms of identifying trees, this work comes pretty darn close.

Why the enthusiasm? First of all, it has a great format. The first section groups the trees by leaves, each with a full color photograph and accompanied by a line drawing, along with some description. Each species is under a broad, easy to understand grouping, such as opposite simple leaves or alternate co
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Phil Greaney
Oct 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An excellent book, very nicely done - clearly organised, well illustrated, succinct and direct. I've identified several trees on my patch with this book. It feels a bit wonky at times - trees don't appear where I think they might - but I'm willing to believe that is me.

We have plenty of sassafras, which I found difficult to identify at first (but looking now, it is obvious). Leaf id apps couldn't identify it - too generic, I think. The same with several red cherry trees I have - this book confir
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Rachel Rogers
Sep 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Useful tool for identifying trees by leaves, bark, growth patterns, and location. Would have been useful to universally show flowers and/or fruits of each as well. Helpful with preparing to teach elementary school children about trees this fall.
One thing that brought me up short was the description of one tree found in all the eastern states except Minnesota. Assuming the Rocky Mountains are the dividing line that makes sense, but living in CT I don't think of Minnesota as an eastern state. Pett
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Andy
Nov 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Informative and pretty dense. A useful book for those looking to identify the trees they encounter.
Sharon
Sep 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2019
I never realized how many different trees grow in the eastern U.S.
Tammy
Aug 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I picked this up at the library for my husband. We both really liked the very detailed pictures of the trees, bark, leaves, nuts etc. He said he wouldn't mind owning this book. Soooo, I will put that on his Christmas list this year. :) ...more
Cordula Van
Dec 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
The best tree book for eastern North America.
Great pictures
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