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

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

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Native and Naturalized Trees of New England and Adjacent Canada: A Field Guide by Richard DeGraaf, Paul E. Sendak

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781584655459
Publisher: University Press of New England
Publication date: 05/31/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 4.50(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

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
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

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Dennis Magee

“The authors have produced a valuable field guide that will be of interest to a wide variety of nature enthusiasts seeking a handy, easy to use reference for identifying trees in the northeast.”

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