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National Wildlife Federation field guide to trees of North America

Author: Bruce Kershner; Craig Tufts; National Wildlife Federation.
Publisher: New York : Sterling Pub. Co., ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a reference guide to over seven hundred species of trees, providing introductory essays along with individual entries on habitat, range, and descriptions of leaves, fruits, and flowers.
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Genre/Form: Field guides
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
National Wildlife Federation field guide to trees of North America.
New York : Sterling Pub. Co., ©2008
(OCoLC)742559325
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Kershner; Craig Tufts; National Wildlife Federation.
ISBN: 9781402738753 1402738757
OCLC Number: 174138902
Notes: Front cover unfolds to a leaf identification guide with ruler.
Map on inside back cover.
Description: 528 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The scope of this guide --
Names and classification --
Tree divisions --
How trees function --
Photosynthesis and transpiration --
Wood and bark --
Roots --
Flowers and fruits --
Twigs and buds --
Autumn color --
Ecology --
Trees and wildlife --
Habitat succession --
Disturbed habitats --
North American forests --
Map of North American forests --
Boreal forests --
Pacific Northwest forests --
Rocky Mountain forests --
Columbian forests --
California coniferous forests --
Subalpine forests and parklands --
California mixed evergreen forests --
Great Basin/Southwest forests --
Laurentian mixed forests --
Eastern deciduous forests --
Southern oak-hickory-pine forests --
Southern floodplain forests --
Southeastern coastal plains forests --
Savannas. Threats to trees and forests --
Invasive species --
Air pollution --
Climate change --
How to identify a tree --
Visual glossary --
Leaf structure --
Leaf arrangement --
Simple leaves --
Compound leaves --
Leaf shapes --
Leaf tips and bases --
Leaf margins --
Leaf undersides --
Features of twigs --
Buds --
Flowers --
Fruit --
Bark --
Nonbroadleaf trees --
Trees with needlelike leaves --
Key to trees with needlelike leaves --
Pines, Larches, Tamarack, Spruces, Firs, Douglas-firs, Hemlocks, Yews, Torreyas, Bald-cypress, Redwoods, Araucarias --
Trees with scalelike leaves --
Key to keys with scalelike leaves --
Giant Sequoia, New World Cedars, Cypresses, Junipers, Tamarisks, Casuarinas --
Trees and fire --
Cypresses --
Junipers --
Broadleaf trees --
Broadleaf trees --
Ginkgo --
Trees with opposite leaves --
Key to trees with opposite leaves --
Opposite, compound leaves --
Horse-chestnut, Buckeyes, Bladdernut, Lignum-vitae, Catalina Ironwood, Elderberrries, Ashes --
Ashes. Opposite, simple leaves --
Maples, Catalpas, Desert-willow, Mangroves, Swampprivets, Devilwood, Fringetree, Buttonbush, Fevertree, Silktassel, Dogwoods, Viburnums --
Maples --
Trees with alternate, compound leaves --
Key to trees with alternate, compound leaves --
Thorny or prickly trees --
Hardy Orange, Pricklyashes, Devil's Walkingstick, Honeylocusts, Locusts, Desert Ironwood, Jerusalem-thorn, Paloverdes, Acacias, Mesquites --
Trees without thorns --
Walnuts, Hickories, Hoptrees, Mountain-ashes, Sumacs, Poisontree, Gumbo Limbo, Soapberries, Mahogany, Yellowwood, Coffeetree --
Walnuts and hickories --
Trees with alternate, simple leaves --
Key to trees with alternate, simple leaves --
Lobed leaves --
Sycamores and Planetrees, Sweetgum, Mulberries, Sassafras, Flannelbush, Tuliptree. Unlobed, mostly untoothed leaves --
Magnolias, Pawpaw, Osage-orange, Figs, Seagrape, Bays, Dogwoods, Tupelos, Titis, Sweetleaf, Sumacs, Smoketrees, Bullies, Persimmons, Farkleberry, Madrones, Manzanitas, Mountain-laurel, Rhododendrons, Silverbells, Snowbells, Redbuds --
Magnolias and tuliptree --
Unlobed, mostly toothed leaves --
Bayberries, Buckthorns, Witch-hazel, Mountain-mahoganies, Cherries, Plums, Crabapples, Serviceberries, Hawthorns, Hollies, Hackberries, Elms, Basswoods, Willows, Populars, Cottonwoods, Aspens, Hornbeams, Birches, Alders, Beeches, Chestnuts, Chinkapins, Tanoak --
What's in a tree name? --
Rose family --
Hollies --
Elms, Hackberries, and Kin --
Willows --
Poplars, Cottonwoods, and Aspens --
Birches, Alders, and Kin --
Beech family --
Oaks --
Key to oaks --
Other trees --
Palms, Yuccas, and Cacti --
Palms --
Yuccas --
Cacti --
Appendices --
Tree families --
Tree silhouettes --
Arboreta and botanical gardens --
Resources and references --
Photo credits --
Acknowledgments --
Contributors --
Species index.
Other Titles: Field guide to trees of North America
Trees
Responsibility: contributors, Bruce Kershner [and others] ; foreword by Craig Tufts.
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