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North American Trees


North American Trees Synopsis

Completely updated, this new edition continues the grand traditionof this classic reference covering trees of North America excludingMexico and tropical Florida. This handbook has been designed to meet the needs of the generalpublic as well as those of students and scientists. Concisedescriptions of botanical and silvical characters have beenincluded for species of trees. Accurate and up-to-date, the newedition of this highly regarded reference incorporates recentchanges in scientific and common names of trees, and offersimproved distribution maps and more detailed descriptions ofindividual species. All of the trees are grouped by family, from pines and redwoodsto ashes and elders, with a clearly organized key toidentification. Individual entries on hundreds of species offerconcise descriptions of habit, leaves, fruit, twig, and bark. Linedrawings of leaf, flower, and fruit accompany each entry. Aconvenient glossary has also been included. Accurate and up-to-date, this new edition incorporates recentchanges in scientific and common names of North Americantrees Concise descriptions of botanical and silvical characters areincluded for species of trees All of the trees are grouped by family with a clearly organisedkey to identification

Book Information

ISBN: 9780813815268
Publication date: 11th January 2003
Publisher: Iowa State University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 520 pages
Categories: Botany & plant sciences,


The late Richard J. Preston, Jr., was professor emeritus offorestry at North Carolina State University-Ralgigh. Richard R. Braham is Associate Professor of Forestry, College of Natural Resources, North Carolina StateUniversity--Raleigh.


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