Trees of the Northern United States and Canada

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/16/1991
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Identifies in a full-color guide more than 300 species of conifer and broadleaf trees found in the upper United States (Virginia to northern California) and Canada.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Acknowledgments ix
Reader's Guide 1(10)
How to Identify a Tree 11(2)
The Conifers 13(1)
Families and Genera---The Conifers 14(115)
Short needles or scales, evergreen; closely spaced in opposite pairs or whorls of 3, often overlapping and obscuring the stem; seeds in cones, some cones berry-like
Introduced species hardy in southwestern British Columbia; leaves various shapes; seeds in cones
Needles evergreen, in bundles of 2, 3, or 5; seeds in cones
Needles deciduous (or evergreen), in tufts of 10 or more on dwarf shoots, also single on long shoots; seeds in cones
Needles evergreen, single, flat or 4-sided; seeds in cones
Needles evergreen, single, flat; twigs and buds green; single seed in a fleshy cup
Leaves fan-shaped, thin, notched; veins parallel, no midvein; seeds plum-like
The Broadleaf Trees 129(1)
Families and Genera---The Broadleaf Trees 130(279)
Leaves in opposite pairs (or subopposite or whorled); blade simple or compound; edges lobed, toothed, or smooth
Leaves alternate, compound (divided into 3 or more leaflets)
Leaves alternate, simple; edges lobed
Leaves alternate, simple; edges toothed
Leaves alternate, simple; edges smooth; deciduous (or evergreen)
Keys to Groups and Selected Genera 409(42)
Winter Keys to the Genera 451(10)
Bibliography 461(5)
Botanical Authors 466(9)
Meanings of Tree Names 475(7)
Map of Forest Regions of Canada 482(1)
Map of Plant Hardiness Zones in Canada 483(2)
Index of English and Latin Names 485(14)
Index of French Common Names 499

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