Oak Trees

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The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc, Jan 1, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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With the help of beautifully detailed illustrations and photographs, this book leads us on an intimate tour of the oak tree s dense root system, its lush canopy, the trunk s complex circulatory system, its reproductive processes, and its unique and densely-packed seed the acorn. We learn the importance of the oak to combat air pollution, and supply building materials for people, as well as provide a food supply for many woodland animals.
 

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Andrew Hipp is the plant systematist and herbarium curator at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois. He is the author of several natural history books for children, a field guide to spring woodland wildflowers of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum, and scientific articles on the taxonomy and evolution of Carex. Rachel D.Davis received her M.F.A. in printmaking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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