Trees are all around, but how much do you know about them? With this famous field guide by award-winning author and naturalist Stan Tekiela, you can make tree identification simple, informative, and productive. There’s no need to look through dozens of photos of trees that don’t grow in Minnesota. Learn about 93 species found in the state, organized by leaf type and attachment. Just look at a tree’s leaves, then go to the correct section to learn what it is. Fact-filled information contains the particulars that you want to know, while full-page photographs provide the visual detail needed for accurate identification. Minnesota’s trees are fascinating and wonderful, and this is the perfect introduction to them.
About the Author
Naturalist, wildlife photographer and writer Stan Tekiela is the author of more than 175 field guides, nature books, children’s books, wildlife audio CDs, puzzles and playing cards, presenting many species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, trees, wildflowers and cacti in the United States. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural History from the University of Minnesota and as an active professional naturalist for more than 25 years, Stan studies and photographs wildlife throughout the United States and Canada. He has received various national and regional awards for his books and photographs. Also a well-known columnist and radio personality, his syndicated column appears in more than 25 newspapers and his wildlife programs are broadcast on a number of Midwest radio stations. Stan can be followed on Facebook and Twitter. He can be contacted via www.naturesmart.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I know most of my Minnesota trees but sometimes I'm not sure. And instead of saying, example, it's an Oak or Cedar or whatever, I can say which one. Excellent pictures, mapping and brief description. It¿s a fun tool to walk in the woods with my grandchildren and share some learning experience.
Growing up in the construction industry, I've always had a love and admiration for wood products. As I become more interested in woodworking, I find myself wanting to use more local woods in my projects. This book has come in handy many times out in the field while I'm walking around looking for trees to bring to our local sawmill. Problem is, my dad keeps stealing my copy! I bought him his own copy for Christmas, and he keeps it in the truck so he always has it nearby if he wants to identify a tree. Highly recommended for nature lovers, woodworkers, and anyone who's ever wondered "what kind of tree is that?"