A Field Guide to Eastern Trees: Eastern United States and Canada, Including the Midwest
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A Field Guide to Eastern Trees: Eastern United States and Canada, Including the Midwest

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by Roger Tory Peterson, Janet Wehr, George A. Petrides
     
 

Find what you're looking for with Peterson Field Guides—their field-tested visual identification system is designed to help you differentiate thousands of unique species accurately every time.
 
This field guide features detailed descriptions of 455 species of trees native to eastern North America, including the Midwest and the

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Find what you're looking for with Peterson Field Guides—their field-tested visual identification system is designed to help you differentiate thousands of unique species accurately every time.
 
This field guide features detailed descriptions of 455 species of trees native to eastern North America, including the Midwest and the South. The 48 color plates, 11 black-and-white plates, and 26 text drawings show distinctive details needed for identification. Color photographs and 266 color range maps accompany the species descriptions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395904558
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
07/28/1998
Series:
Peterson Field Guides Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
77,324
Product dimensions:
7.22(w) x 4.70(h) x 0.83(d)

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Feather-leaved Palms, Tree-cacti, and Yuccas (Plate 48) These feather-leaved palms are native in s. Florida and have ring- scarred trunks free of old leafstalk bases. Their leafstalks are not thorny. The only tree cacti in the eastern U.S. occur in s. Florida. The yuccas range more widely.

FLORIDA ROYALPALM Roystonea elata (Bartr.) F. Harper Pl. 48 The smooth, cement-colored and bulging lower trunk topped by a smooth bright-green crownshaft cylinder is distinctive. Ring scars faint. Fronds 15' or longer. Frond segments do not lie flat but grow all around the midrib. Height to 125'. Flowers greenish white, developing from a spearlike green spathe at the base of the 5'–6' long crownshaft. Fruits blue to purple, 1-2" in diameter, leathery. Rich soils, hammocks (swamp islands).

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Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world's greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars. These editions include updated material by Michael O'Brien, Paul Lehman, Bill Thompson III, Michael DiGiorgio, Larry Rosche, and Jeffrey A. Gordon.

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All Peterson field guides are designed to help one distinguish one plant or animal from another in terms of their defining characteristics. Those characters are defined in the introductory parts of the guides before the plates and sometimes within the body of the guide. People often times do not take the time to first learn what it means to identify the organism and become quickly confused and overwhelmed by the amount of information available to them. If something is not included for a specific entry, say pictures of bark, this is b/c the DEFINING characters of that organism do not include the omission. If you want to point at a plant and then point at a picture in a book, then buy a different guide. If you want to know why a specific tree, etc. is classified how it is, then buy a peterson guide.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a huge fan of the Peterson Field Guide series and the Peterson technique of identification by focusing on distinguishing characteristics. However, I've found this guide to be disappointing in that it does not provide pictoral information regarding the bark or the general shape of every species mentioned. While this would probably be asking for too much, given that the drawings that are included go into great depth about the leaves, buds, flowers/cones and twigs of tree species; for a novice at tree identification like myself, bark and tree shape illustrations would be would be useful to have. For this reason, I would recommend the Audubon guide to trees over the Peterson's. Of course, there are pros and cons to every guide, and perhaps I'll appreciate this text more after reading the Peterson's First Guide to Trees. My caveats about this book are directed towards us novices and towards more advanced arborists who prefer pictures to text. Otherwise, it's a great piece of work!