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Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City Paperback – October 11, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1421401522 ISBN-10: 1421401525 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press; 1 edition (October 11, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1421401525
  • ISBN-13: 978-1421401522
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.3 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #899,338 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book will be useful for those with an interest in the trees of the region.

(Ian Paulsen Birdbooker Report)

A perfect new book to excite any and all vernal fantasies.

(CUNY Newswire)

Elegantly written and informative, the 289-page book includes a wealth of beautiful color photographs. It's a valuable companion for anyone who admires the magnificent beauty of trees but finds identification of many of them difficult or confusing.

(Virginia N. Sherry

With wonderful illustrations, photographs, and descriptive text, Leslie Day has given us a handbook for naturalists, sidewalk denizens, apartment dwellers, dog-walkers, and bicycle riders. Pick a tree, introduce yourself, shake a branch, and settle on a park bench with Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City. No New Yorker should be without this book.

(Wayne Cahilly, New York Botanical Garden)

Leslie Day's latest book is a must read for urban, suburban, and rural dwellers alike—her work is at the forefront of a new conservation era that celebrates the incredible biodiversity thriving in the heart of our nation's largest city.

(Brigitte Griswold, The Nature Conservancy)

Leslie Day’s latest addition to the literature about New York City’s urban forest is accessible to everyone and will help people learn more about the often underappreciated environment around them.

(Susan Gooberman, Executive Director of Trees New York)

This is an exciting new book that teaches not just how to identify the trees in New York City but also how they interact with the rest of the environment, and where to see these natural wonders in our man-made city.

(Samuel A. Bishop II, Education Director of Trees New York)

We now have a field guide that makes identifying NYC trees easy and meaningful. The book rightly places the focus at the local level—on our city and its natural heritage. This guide will offer neighbors, naturalists, AND students a real opportunity to understand both the trees and the wildlife associated with them.

(Chrissy Word, Environmental Educator, Rocking the Boat)

Any interested in New York City's nature will find this a specific, lively handbook.

(Midwest Book Review)

[An] excellent new book.

(Cheryl and William de Jong-Lambert Kids Outdoors)


Dr. Day... A sort of Julia Child of nature.

(New York Times)

This little gem fills you in on everything finned, furred, feathered, or leafed, and how to find it, in all five boroughs.

(House and Garden)

Leslie Day ('a child of Manhattan') reveals hidden depths of this urban behemoth... A wonderful guide to the green side of the Big Apple.


A complete guide for the urban naturalist.


Describes how to find and explore some of the greener parts of the concrete jungle.

(The Record)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A reader in Upstate, NY on December 19, 2011
Format: Paperback
Just got this book sent to me as a present. It was surprisingly lovely - at first I expected more of an academic, "dry," take on the subject, but there's something whimsical about the whole topic, and the photos/illustrations. Overall, fans of trees, and fans of NYC will both enjoy this very much.
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