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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - the1butterfly - LibraryThing
I love how this book is divided into practical sections- there's a place to check your tree's leaves, seeds, flowers, bark, etc. Every tree also has a page that pulls everything together. The only way ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - EdinaMonsoon - LibraryThing
I have a tree identification book in every flavor but find myself referring to this one more than any other. Simple to use and lets you search by all the clues: flowers, bark, tree shape, leaf shape, and fruit. Easy for all ages to use. Read full review