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Product Details

  • Series: Bur Oak Guide
  • Paperback: 456 pages
  • Publisher: University Of Iowa Press; 3rd Edition edition (July 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1587299941
  • ISBN-13: 978-1587299940
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #452,466 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Amateur naturalists, professional scientists, and landowners in Iowa and beyond—in fact, tree lovers everywhere—will enjoy this much-anticipated update of a widely used classic. There is no better way to learn about the surprising diversity of trees in our prairie state than to have a copy of this book in your library or preferably in your hands while exploring woods, fields, backyards, and roadsides. Peter van der Linden and Donald Farrar have once again combined their talents, knowledge, and love of natural history to renew this enduring reference.”—John Pearson, ecologist, Iowa Department of Natural Resources

 



“Since it was first published in 1984, Forest and Shade Trees of Iowa has been the definitive reference for Iowa’s trees and larger shrubs. In this third edition, the book’s information has been expanded, freshly rearranged, and augmented with all-color photographs, making it even more accessible to the lay public as well as professional botanists. With the increasing attention now being paid to Iowa’s woodland communities and their ecological importance, this book belongs on the desk of everyone who works—or plays—with trees and shrubs in Iowa.”—Cornelia F. Mutel, author, The Emerald Horizon: The History of Nature in Iowa

About the Author

 Peter van der Linden worked in arboretums and botanical gardensin Iowa, Illinois, and Michigan before becoming executive director of Iowa Lakeside Lab in 2007. Donald Farrar, professor emeritus in the Department of Evolution and Organismal Biology at Iowa State University, is a specialist in the reproductive biology of ferns.

 


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By E. Johnstone on September 23, 2012
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This book was recommended to me by the local DNR forestry guy. What a great book. I thought it would be bigger (text book size) for some reason but it really packs a ton of information anyway while being a manageable size. Well written, well sorted, well researched and very useful. The fact that it's in black and white disturbed me a bit in the beginning but now it makes me able to recognize things by the shape and texture rather than the color (which can be deceiving and ever changing).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By juliecache on November 12, 2011
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I reviewed this at my blog:[...]
This is an excellent resource if you need or want to know specific trees, not suggestions for tree families and "related but not quite the one" (most books). By using the key in the front of the book, users of all knowledge levels can access an exhaustive and accurate listing and illustrations.

I would appreciate illustrations of the trees at full height if a third edition is in the works.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mary Maurer on November 22, 2012
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We resently purchased some land and we were looking for a good book to help us figure out all the different trees and shrubs that were on the property. This book really helped us out to show us what to keep and what to get rid of.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ashley on January 3, 2012
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great book! the pictures are amazing and make it easy to identify trees from their leaves. It was shipped in a short period of time too.
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