The Tree Identification Book

The Tree Identification Book


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The Tree Identification Book by George W. Symonds

A new method for the practical identification and recognition of trees — and an important supplement to existing botanical methods.

The book is in two parts: Pictorial Keys and Master Pages. The Keys are designed for easy visual comparison of details which look alike, narrowing the identification of a tree to one of a small group — the family or genus.

Then, in the Master Pages, the species of the tree is determined, with similar details placed together to highlight differences within the family group, thus eliminating all other possibilities. The details of the Oak trees on this plate are an example of the system.

All of the more than 1500 photographs were made specifically for use in this book and were taken either in the field or of carefully collected specimens. Where possible, details such as leaves, fruit, etc., appear in actual size, or in the same scale.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780688050399
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/28/1973
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 138,931
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.00(d)

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The Tree Identification Book 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although it was written and compiled over 30 years ago, this book remains a classic and deserves a place of honor in every nature lovers library. I return to it again and again and am never disappointed. The photographs are very sharp and detailed and the book's organization allows for the identification of trees by leaf, bark, fruit or twig. The Shrub Identification book by the same author is an excellent companion volume.
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