Trees of the Eastern and Central United States and Canada
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 140 trees.
- Paperback: 320 pages
- Dimensions: 5-1/2˝W x 6-1/4˝L.
- Author: William M. Harlow
- Publisher: Dover Publications