Paper $22.95 ISBN: 9781584655459 Published May 2006

Native and Naturalized Trees of New England and Adjacent Canada

A Field Guide

Richard DeGraaf and Paul E. Sendak

Native and Naturalized Trees of New England and Adjacent Canada

Richard DeGraaf and Paul E. Sendak

Distributed for University Press of New England

256 pages | 4 1/2 x 7 1/2
Paper $22.95 ISBN: 9781584655459 Published May 2006
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.
Contents
Acknowledgments • Introduction • 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 • Conifers • 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 • Glossary • Sources • Index
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