Trees of North America: A Guide to Field Identification,... and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy New
$9.72
Qty:1
  • List Price: $15.95
  • Save: $6.23 (39%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 6 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Trees of North America: A... has been added to your Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 5 images

Trees of North America: A Guide to Field Identification, Revised and Updated (Golden Field Guide Series) Paperback – April 14, 2001

ISBN-13: 978-1582380926 ISBN-10: 1582380929 Edition: Rev Upd

Buy New
Price: $9.72
38 New from $7.48 34 Used from $4.06
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$9.72
$7.48 $4.06
Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student

$9.72 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Only 6 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Trees of North America: A Guide to Field Identification, Revised and Updated (Golden Field Guide Series) + Birds of North America: A Guide To Field Identification (Golden Field Guide from St. Martin's Press) + Wildflowers (A Golden Guide from St. Martin's Press)
Price for all three: $28.33

Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Series: Golden Field Guide Series
  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press; Rev Upd edition (April 14, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1582380929
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582380926
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 4.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,055 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Golden Guides first appeared in 1949 and quickly established themselves as authorities on subjects from Natural History to Science. Relaunched in 2000, Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press feature modern, new covers as part of a multi-year, million-dollar program to revise, update, and expand the complete line of guides for a new generation of students.

Customer Reviews

It has great descriptions and drawings to help make tree identification easy.
C. Ward
It is small enough to shove in a pocket and take along on hikes...it is easy to use, full of good information, and makes tree ID easy in most cases.
Thomas L. Ogren
The Golden Field Guide book "Trees Of North America" is an excellent resource.
JAG 2.0

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

78 of 79 people found the following review helpful By Erik Higgs on October 30, 2001
Format: Paperback
As a college graduate in Botany, I have seen many field guides. I probably own of 30 in different categories, and this one is one of my favorites. It was the only one I carried on a trip to California to identify trees in the Bay area. The color illustrations make a huge difference as they are very accurate and easy to use a field guides. It does require you to have a little more than a basic knowledge of trees, as it does not start out with a dicotomous key.
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
60 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Thomas L. Ogren on October 28, 2003
Format: Paperback
I am a garden writer, horticulturist and botanist and I think Golden Books' Trees of North America is a darn good book. It is small enough to shove in a pocket and take along on hikes...it is easy to use, full of good information, and makes tree ID easy in most cases.
I recommend this book as a present for anyone interested in trees, in Nature, in gardening. Although it is a Golden Book and is easy to use and understand, it is by no means a book just for kids. This is an excellent book, as was the older Golden Books Trees of North America, a book I have taken along with me on many a trip. Worth every penny of the price and then some!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
72 of 76 people found the following review helpful By E. Grubbs on April 5, 2009
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is really a review of three books simultaneously, because I bought them all at the same time. I couldn't figure out which one to get, since they all had good reviews, but they have very different features.

1. Tree Finder: A Manual for the Identification of Trees by Their Leaves (Nature Study Guides)
~~~~~~~~~~~~
Pros:
* 4"x6" 62 page pamphlet easily fits in a pocket.
* It is organized like a choose-your-own-adventure book, so it will ask you questions, and show you some small drawings explaining the question. The drawings next to the questions is probably the best part of the book, since it can be confusing if you don't know what it means for a leaf to be lobed.
* This is the only one that a 10 or 11 year old child might enjoy using to identify trees, although it can still be difficult.
~~~~~~~~~~~~
Cons:
* Once you identify the tree, all you get is the name. The book doesn't tell you anything about its flowers, fruit, lifespan, etc.
* It only contains 161 species. This seems like a lot, but I have run into interesting varieties in my neighborhood such as the Chinaberry, Chinese tallow tree, Chinese parasol tree, or Shumard Oak. In fact, it only has 21 oak varieties, whereas the "Illustrated Book of Trees" has 38.
* Drawings are only in one shade of green and black.
* It only helps you identify trees if their leaves have not fallen.
~~~~~~~~~~~~
Summary:
I gave up on this book pretty quickly, when I failed to identify some trees exactly.

2.
...Read more ›
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By TsugaKentucky on October 8, 2005
Format: Paperback
I'm a forester and I know my native trees, but I am now helping a co-worker in urban forestry. I'm having to identify ornamental trees that I do not know so well and this book has been a major help in the field. It fits nicely into my saftey vest too. I definitely recommend this book as a reference for both common native trees and also for ornamental trees.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By W. Pierce on March 8, 2006
Format: Paperback
While not as detailed as other field guides, the Golden Books Trees of North America contains just the right amount of information for amatuer naturalists and is lavishly illustrated. The organization of the book also lends itself to quick and accurate identification of trees. The book is a wonderful resource.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Lawrence Hanner on June 25, 2006
Format: Paperback
Real good. Has leaf and bud and fruit drawings. Shows geographically location of each species. Has pictures of bark and branch spacing. Shows general tree height and shape. Information well organized.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By E. Munter on October 28, 2005
Format: Paperback
This is an excellent resource for identifying trees by their foliage. The illustrations are detailed and accurate. The descriptions are concise and descriptive. It is small enough so that it can fit into your pocket and taken along in the field. It is an excellent resource for teaching children all about trees.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Christian B. Martin on June 12, 2002
Format: Paperback
The best book I found for understanding the classification of trees, and for clarifying the differences between the major tree families...
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews