A new method for the practical identification and recognition of trees -- and an important supplement to existing botanical methods.
The book is in two parts: Pictorial Keys and Master Pages. The Keys are designed for easy visual comparison of details which look alike, narrowing the identification of a tree to one of a small group -- the family or genus.
Then, in the Master Pages, the species of the tree is determined, with similar details placed together to highlight differences within the family group, thus eliminating all other possibilities. The details of the Oak trees on this plate are an example of the system.
All of the more than 1500 photographs were made specifically for use in this book and were taken either in the field or of carefully collected specimens. Where possible, details such as leaves, fruit, etc., appear in actual size, or in the same scale.
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Review: Tree IdentificationUser Review - carl theaker - Goodreads
Magazine size format so the pics of leaves can be large, which is what you need if you've ever been trying to identify a tree from a book. Breaks down the ID method into easy steps. Poof you're Johnny Appleseed. Read full review
Useful toolUser Review - acorn2011 - Overstock.com
This is a very useful tool to identify trees in a woods. It is well organized and easy to use providing pictures and text for a novice to ID trees. Read full review