Trees of the Northern United States and Canada / Edition 1

Trees of the Northern United States and Canada / Edition 1

by John Laird Farrar
     
 

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ISBN-10: 081382740X

ISBN-13: 9780813827407

Pub. Date: 01/28/1991

Publisher: Wiley

Trees of the Northern United States and Canada is the most complete book on the trees of northern North America ever published. It features

  • More than 300 species of trees and shrubs of the northern United States and Canada.
  • 136 range maps of Canada and the northern United States that show the territory of each species.
  • A new easy

Overview

Trees of the Northern United States and Canada is the most complete book on the trees of northern North America ever published. It features

  • More than 300 species of trees and shrubs of the northern United States and Canada.
  • 136 range maps of Canada and the northern United States that show the territory of each species.
  • A new easy tree identification method in which trees are organized into 12 groups based on leaf shape and arrangement along the twig.
  • Keys for both summer and winter identification of trees and shrubs.
  • 600 color photographs and 1600 drawings of special features useful for identification.

Trees for the Northern United States and Canada is a must for the forest professional, landscape architect, amateur naturalist, student, or teacher and for anyone who is fascinated by trees and forests.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813827407
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/1991
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
502
Sales rank:
673,013
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.05(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Reader's Guide.

How to Identify a Tree.

The Conifers.

Families and Genera—The Conifers.

Group 1 Short needles or scales, evergreen; closely spaced in opposite pairs or whorls of 3, often overlapping and obscuring the stem; seeds in cones, some cones berry-like.

Group 2 Introduced species hardy in southwestern British Columbia; leaves various shapes; seeds in cones.

Group 3 Needles evergreen, in bundles of 2, 3, or 5; seeds in cones.

Group 4 Needles deciduous (or evergreen), in tufts of 10 or more on dwarf shoots, also single on long shoots;seeds in cones.

Group 5 Needles evergreen, single, flat or 4-sided; seeds in cones.

Group 6 Needles evergreen, single, flat; twigs and buds green; single seed in a fleshy cup.

Group 7 Leaves fan-shaped, thin, notched; veins parallel, no midvein; seeds plum-like.

The Broadleaf Trees.

Families and Genera—The Broadleaf Trees.

Group 8 Leaves in opposite pairs (or subopposite or whorled); blade simple or compound; edges lobed, toothed, or smooth.

Group 9 Leaves alternate, compound (divided into 3 or more leaflets).

Group 10 Leaves alternate, simple; edges lobed.

Group 11 Leaves alternate, simple; edges toothed.

Group 12 Leaves alternate, simple; edges smooth; deciduous.

Keys to Groups and Selected Genera.

Winter Keys to the Genera.

Bibliography.

Botanical Authors.

Meanings of Tree Names.

Map of Forest Regions of Canada.

Map of Plant Hardiness Zones in Canada.

Index of English and Latin Names.

Index of French Common Names.

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