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Trees of North America: A Guide to Field Identification, Revised and Updated

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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 (first published January 1st 1968)
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Stuart Moss
Dec 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Outdoor guides
An outstanding guide to trees of North America, found it quite useful for identifying trees and other vegetation in the great Pacific North West Oregon.
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Stuart Moss
Charlie George
Jan 01, 2009 rated it really liked it
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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
Cormacjosh
May 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Trees of North America is an identification book, and as such is not a late night page turner; but it is adequate for its purpose and I recommend it if you need to learn to identify trees or recall their latin names.
Jim
Dec 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Deliciously thorough guide book of trees. I should keep this on my "currently reading" list, because I'll be using it continually in my fiction research.
Karen L.
Nov 07, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: hikers & campers
Shelves: home-garden
This book contains a very detailed and organized system for tree identification, with clear color illustrations. I found it accurate and very easy to use.
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