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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 ›
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This is by far the best tree ID book on the planet. I've recommended it to all the people that I know that likes to get out for nature walks.Published 8 days ago by Paul Smith
The content is good, considering that there's almost no such thing as a perfect field guide since people have different needs and preferences -- I believe every guide has its... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
It is the reference book that I desired for sometime. It has and continues to provide me with useful information.Published 14 days ago by John P
Loves this book. Very well laid out and wonderfully illustrated. My tree Bible for the Easter United States. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Jeff
your not going to find a perfect field guide.....too many variables to like them all....but this is a good guide...would reccomendPublished 23 days ago by Marie Fruge