Native and Naturalized Trees of New England and Adjacent Canada: A Field Guide

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A diverse array of native coniferous and deciduous trees and, in some places, naturalized exotics comprises majestic northeastern forests and woodlands. Naturalists of all ages and abilities will celebrate the publication of Native and Naturalized Trees of New England and Adjacent Canada: A Field Guide. This authoritative guide offers taxonomy, range, detailed notes on botanical features (leaves, buds, bark, twigs, flowers, and fruit), and a general description for each of eighty-two species of forest trees and ...
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Overview

A diverse array of native coniferous and deciduous trees and, in some places, naturalized exotics comprises majestic northeastern forests and woodlands. Naturalists of all ages and abilities will celebrate the publication of Native and Naturalized Trees of New England and Adjacent Canada: A Field Guide. This authoritative guide offers taxonomy, range, detailed notes on botanical features (leaves, buds, bark, twigs, flowers, and fruit), and a general description for each of eighty-two species of forest trees and twenty common shrubs found in the region. Identification is simplified: trees are grouped by leaf shape and arrangement and are keyed to symbols in the text. The authors supplement these comprehensive entries with a wealth of further information on species' habitats, associated trees, shrubs, and flowering plants, historical details, wildlife values, and uses.

Line drawings accompany each entry, and distribution maps are provided for all native species. The book includes an instructive glossary, a list of references, and a metric rule on the inside back cover that will facilitate identification of trees. Native and Naturalized Trees of New England and Adjacent Canada is destined to become a classic field guide on northeastern forest trees.

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Editorial Reviews

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"It has a close-to-home feel . . . an excellent field guide." —Natural New England Magazine

“The book’s strength is the amount of information it includes... [it's] small enough to take into the field. A very good guide.”—Northeastern Naturalist

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584655459
  • Publisher: University Press of New England
  • Publication date: 5/31/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 741,156
  • Product dimensions: 4.60 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

RICHARD M. DEGRAAF is Chief Research Wildlife Biologist and Leader of the U.S. Forest Service's Wildlife Habitat Research Unit at Amherst, Massachusetts. He is author or coauthor of numerous books on wildlife and forestry, including New England Wildlife (UPNE, 2001), Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Attracting Birds, second edition, revised (UPNE, 2002), and Landowner's Guide to Wildlife Habitat (UPNE, 2005). PAUL E. SENDAK is Research Forester and Forest Economist at the U.S. Forest Service Northeastern Research Station in Durham, New Hampshire, where he specializes in management of northern conifers and northern hardwoods. He is widely published on a range of forestry topics.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Tree Identification
Organization for Leaf-on (Summer) Identification
Step-by-Step Identification Details
Leaf Type
Late Autumn and Winter Identification
Coniferous and Deciduous Tree Groups Based on Leaf Type and Arrangement
Conifers
Needles in Bunches at the Ends of Short Spur Shoots
Single Needles
Needles in Bundles of Two
Needles in Bundles of Three
Needles in Bundles of Five
Needles Scale-like or Flattened
Broadleaf Trees
Simple, Not Lobed, Alternate
Simple, Not Lobed, Opposite
Simple, Lobed, Alternate
Simple, Lobed, Opposite
Pinnately Compound, Alternate
Pinnately Compound, Opposite
Bipinnately Compound
Palmately Compound
Glossary
Sources
Index
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