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Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Trees: Eastern Region Imitation Leather – May 12, 1980
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Note: the Eastern Edition generally covers states east of the Rocky Mountains, while the Western Edition covers the Rocky Mountain range and all the states to the west of it.
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The only area that can be improved (in my opinion) is the IDing of trees in the winter stage or off season.
Overall, this book/manual is very portable and is easy to transport, fitting well in a backpack.
If you'd like to identify a stranger, Little's organization by thumb tabs based on leaf shape makes it easy to find the section where your tree is pictured with its leaves and bark in a full color photo. He also provides separate sections showing us flowers and fruit. You'll be charmed by an especially brilliant section showing red, orange, brown and gold autumn leaves.
Who but a dendrologist, or tree identification specialist, would know so well how to share all this knowledge of trees? And Elbert Little is not just any dendrologist, mind you, but the former Chief Dendrologist of the U.S. Forest Service.
What is a tree, really? According to Little, it's a "woody plant with an erect perennial trunk at least 3 inches in diameter at breast height, and definitely formed crown of foliage, and a height of at least 13 feet." That's good to know.
If you love words (as I do), you're lucky to get a glossary with "lanceolate," "nutlet," "pith," "sepal," "stamen," and "whorled" fully explained.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a great book, these Audubon books are fantastic. Who knew there were so many different kinds of oak trees? I always thought there was 3-4 types in my area. WRONG. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Seth Fritch
Good guide book (size, weight, photos, organization and depth of information-wise) to carry along on nature walks. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
My Go-To reference in the field.
I take leaves from trees I identify and
press them between the appropriate pages. Read more
I bought this field guide for my outdoors loving significant other. He uses it to identify trees to safely burn in our indoor wood stove. Read morePublished 2 months ago by K.T.
A great resource for tree identification. Excellent color photos.Published 2 months ago by Susan Spry