Introduction to Trees of the San Francisco Bay Region / Edition 1

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The mild Mediterranean climate of the San Francisco Bay Region nurtures an enormous variety of trees: majestic oaks and coast redwoods, lovely flowering dogwood and western redbud, graceful bigleaf maple, and many others. This guidebook, with its easy-to-use keys, informative species accounts, and copious illustrations, is the perfect guide to California's native and naturalized trees for those who want a handy, authoritative manual to carry into the field.

o Species descriptions give fascinating and little-known facts about each tree and suggest locales to visit for viewing them

o 250 color photographs illustrate traits essential for identification and show surrounding habitats for many species

o Provides detailed tips on learning to use keys and other identification aids

o Covers all nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Region and includes trees found in adjacent Monterey and Mendocino counties

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520230057
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 3/17/2003
  • Series: California Natural History Guides Series, #65
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 4.50 (w) x 7.25 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Glenn Keator teaches at Merritt College and is coauthor of the CD Rom Wildflowers of the San Francisco Bay Area (1999, with Diane Fristrom and John Game), author of The Life of an Oak: An
Intimate Portrait
(1998), and coauthor of
In Full View: Three Ways of Seeing California Plants
(1995, with Linda Yamane and Ann Lewis).

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Distinguishing Features of Trees 21
Key to Bay Area Trees 27
Selected Sites to Observe Bay Area Trees 36
Aceraceae (Maple Family) 40
Anacardiaceae (Sumac Family) 43
Aquifoliaceae (Holly Family) 46
Arecaceae (Palm Family) 48
Betulaceae (Birch Family) 50
Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family) 56
Celastraceae (Staff-tree Family) 60
Cornaceae (Dogwood Family) 62
Cupressaceae (Cypress Family) 65
Elaeagnaceae (Oleaster Family) 80
Ericaceae (Heather Family) 82
Fabaceae (Pea Family) 90
Fagaceae (Beech or Oak Family) 97
Garryaceae (Garrya Family) 117
Hippocastanaceae (Horse-chestnut Family) 119
Juglandaceae (Walnut Family) 122
Lauraceae (Laurel Family) 126
Moraceae (Mulberry Family) 128
Myoporaceae (Myoporum Family) 130
Myricaceae (Sweet-gale Family) 133
Myrtaceae (Myrtle Family) 135
Oleaceae (Olive Family) 140
Pinaceae (Pine Family) 147
Pittosporaceae (Pittosporum Family) 174
Platanaceae (Plane Tree Family) 176
Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn Family) 178
Rosaceae (Rose Family) 182
Rutaceae (Rue or Citrus Family) 195
Salicaceae (Willow Family) 198
Simaroubaceae (Quassia Family) 207
Solanaceae (Potato or Nightshade Family) 210
Sterculiaceae (Cacao Family) 211
Tamaricaceae (Tamarisk Family) 214
Taxaceae (Yew Family) 216
Taxodiaceae (Bald-cypress or Redwood Family) 219
Ulmaceae (Elm Family) 225
Checklist of Bay Area Trees 229
Glossary 235
Further Reading 241
Index 243
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