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National Wildlife Federation field guide to trees of North America  Cover Image Book Book

National Wildlife Federation field guide to trees of North America / contributors, Bruce Kershner ... [and others] ; foreword by Craig Tufts.

Kershner, Bruce. (Added Author). Tufts, Craig. (Added Author). National Wildlife Federation. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781402738753
  • ISBN: 1402738757
  • Physical Description: 528 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Sterling Pub. Co., [2008]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Front cover unfolds to a leaf identification guide with ruler.
Map on inside back cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 495-497) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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, Elderb
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 reference
Subject: Trees > North America > Identification.

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Reynolds County Library - Ellington Library 582.16 KER (Text) 3247100193663 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 12/06/2022

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