The book features superior descriptions; thousands of meticulous color paintings by David More: range maps that provide a thumbnail view of distribution for each native species; "Quick ID" summaries; a user-friendly layout; scientific and common names; the latest taxonomy; information on the most recently naturalized species; keys to leaves and twigs; and an introduction to tree identification, forest ecology, and plant classification and structure.
The aim of this handbook is to provide a popular, illustrated, compact reference for identifying important and common trees in forests. Drawings, descriptions, and keys serve for identification. Maps show where each species is native or grows wild. (PDF)
David Allen Sibley, the preeminent, bestselling bird-guide author and illustrator, applies his formidable skills of identification and illustration to the trees of North America. The Sibley Guide to Trees is an astonishingly elegant guide to a complex subject. It condenses a huge amount of information about tree identification--more than has ever been collected in a single book--into a logical, accessible, easy-to-use format. With more than 4,100 meticulous, exquisitely detailed paintings, the Guide highlights the often subtle similarities and distinctions between more than 600 tree species--native trees as well as many introduced species.
This book includes recently introduced species and incorporates changes in taxonomy, nomenclature, and geographic range, with distinguishing characteristics and similar-species comparisons for quick and accurate identification. Readers will be able to easily identify a species by observing the leaves, flowers, and fruits of a tree in summer or its twigs, buds, and bark in winter. Written in a straightforward, nonscientific language for beginning botanists of any age.
This basic beginner's field guide to the larger plants in North America is part of the growing National Geographic Pocket Guide series. Spot-on descriptive information and key facts about trees and shrubs are conveyed in a handy, colorful, easy-to-reference volume. More robust than any other beginning field guides on the market, this book includes selected photography and newly commissioned art and graphics to help identify each species of tree. Handy, authoritative, and easy to read, this pocket guides are useful in the field or as an in-home reference for beginners, nature lovers, and tree-climbers everywhere.
Open The Urban Tree Book and discover the joys of forest trekking--right in your city or town. This first-of-a-kind field guide introduces readers to the trees on their block, in neighborhood parks, and throughout the urban landscape. Unlike traditional tree guides with dizzying numbers of woodland species, The Urban Tree Book explores nature in the city, describing some 200 tree types likely to be found on North America's streets and surrounding spaces, including suburban settings.