New York City Trees: A Field Guide for the Metropolitan Area

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Columbia University Press, 2002 - Gardening - 240 pages
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If you're not a tree lover now, this pocket-sized gem -- dedicated to the idea that every species of tree has a story and every individual tree has a history -- will make you one. Produced in consultation with the City's Parks and Recreation department and the New York Tree Trust, this book is a reference to the stories of New York City's trees, complete with photographs, tree silhouettes, leaf and fruit morphologies, and charming and informative explanatory texts. It is divided into four sections: "The Best Places to See Trees," full of insider's tips and helpful maps; "New York City's Great Trees," a directory of the oldest, strangest, most beautiful trees; "The Tree Guide," arranged for ease of identification by leaf shape and size; and, finally, "Sources and Resources" for future investigation.

With over 700 beautiful color photographs, drawings, and detailed maps, this is the ultimate field guide to the trees of the Big Apple and the metropolitan region.

 

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User Review  - Jamie638 - LibraryThing

This is an excellent overview of the various tree species that flourish in the NYC metropolitan area. Each tree has a descriptive page devoted to it with pictures of its distinctive features such as ... Read full review

Contents

Tree Guide
10
The Best Places to See Trees
11
The Bronx
20
Brooklyn
28
Queens
42
Staten Island
48
Westchester County
54
The Citys Great Trees
60
Needles single stiff 4sided evergreen
90
Leaves in opposite pairs simple
107
Leaves in opposite pairs simple
114
Leaves in opposite pairs compound
120
Leaves alternately arranged simple
146
Leaves alternately arranged simple
172
Leaves alternately arranged simple
217
Sources and Resources
230

Using the Tree Guide
68
Needles single flat soft evergreen
75
Needles in bundles of 2 3 or 5 evergreen
84

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About the author (2002)

Edward D. berkowitz is professor of history and public policy and public administration at George Washington University. He is the author of eight books and the editor of three collections. During the seventies he served as a staff member of the President's Commission for a National Agenda, helping President Carter plan for a second term that never came to be.

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