Trees of Eastern and Central United States and Canada

Trees of Eastern and Central United States and Canada

by William M. Harlow
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Trees of Eastern and Central United States and Canada by William M. Harlow

This is an extensively revised edition of the standard semipopular Trees of the Eastern and Central United States and Canada. It covers all the important native trees found in this area. A concise introduction provides all that you need to know for general identification of trees. Then, an eight-page, easy-to-use synoptic key enables you to locate at a glance the group or genus of any tree you are likely to encounter. Supplementary keys in the main text help you easily locate the various species.
More than 140 different trees are described in detail, with information on general appearance, habit of growth, leaf forms, flowers, fruit, twig appearance, bark, and other features. Additional information includes habitat, distribution by states, commercial use, and even woodlore.
Treatment throughout this fascinating book is semipopular; it is neither a slight sketch, nor a monograph for the specialist. It is a middle-range book, carefully written for the intelligent reader who is sincerely interested in accurate information about trees. With it you will be able to identify at sight almost any tree, not only by group but also by species. You will be able to tell a sugar maple from a Norway maple, a black oak from a white oak, a horse-chestnut from a chestnut. You will know which trees have edible fruit, which are suitable for house plantings, what climate and drainage conditions trees need, and a multitude of facts about each of more than 250 trees.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486203959
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 06/01/1957
Series: Dover Books On Plants
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 4.49(w) x 6.29(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

PREFACE
INTRODUCTION
WHAT IS A TREE?
TREE SHAPES
WHAT IS A SPECIES?
WHAT TREE MAKES THE BEST FIREWOOD?
TREE NAMES
A SURVEY OF TREE TERMS
Principal Kinds of Trees
Leaves
Leaf Shapes
Leaf Margins
Leaf Surfaces
Flowers
Fruit
Twigs
HOW TO MAKE LEAF PRINTS
HOW TO USE THE KEYS
GENERAL KEY TO TREE GROUPS
THE CONIFERS OR SOFTWOODS
THE PINE FAMILY
The Pines
The Larches
The Spruces
Hemlock
Balsam Fir
"The "Cedars"
BROADSLEAVED TREES OR HARDWOODS
The Willow Family
The Willows
The Poplars
The Walnut Family
The Walnuts
The Hickories
The Birch Family
The Birches
The Alders
Hophornbeam
American Hornbeam
The Beech Family
Beech
Chestnut
The Oaks
The Elm Family
The Elms
Hackberry
The Mulberry Family
The Mulberries
Osageorange
The Magnolia Family
The Magnolias
Tulip Tree
The Custard-apple Family
Pawpaw
The Laurel Family
Sassafras
The Witchhazel Family
Sweetgum
Witchhazel
The Plane Tree Family
Sycamore
The Rose Family
The Cherries
Peach and Plum
Thornapple
The Apples and Pear
The Mountain-ashes
The Shadbushes
The Bean or Pea Family
Honeylocust
Redbud
Coffeetree
Black Locust
Yellowwood
The Rue Family
Pricklyash
Hoptree
The Quassia Family
Tree-of-Heaven
The Cashew Family
The Sumacs and Poison-Ivy
The Holly Family
Holly
The Maple Family
The Maples
The Buckeye Family
The Buckeyes
The Buckthorn Family
Buckthorn
The Basswod Family
Basswood
The Ginseng Family
Devil's Walking Stick
The Tupelo Family
Black Tupelo
The Dogwood Family
The Dogwoods
The Heather Family
Rhododendron
Mountain-laurel
Sourwood
The Ebony Family
Persimmon
The Olive Family
The Ashes
The Trumpet Creeper Family
The Catalpas
The Honeysuckle Family
The Viburnums
SELECTED REFERENCES
INDEX

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