A Field Guide to Trees and Shrubs: Northeastern and North-Central United States and Southeastern and South-Central Canada

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1973 - Nature - 428 pages
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All the wild trees, shrubs, and woody vines in the area north to Newfoundland, south to North Carolina and Tennessee, and west to the Dakotas and Kansas are described in detail. Accounts of 646 species include shape and arrangement of leaves, height, color, bark texture, flowering season, and fruit. Clear, accurate drawings illustrate leaves, flowers, buds, tree silhouettes, and other characteristics.

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User Review  - LisaMaria_C - LibraryThing

This book was owned by my mother--who was the nature lover and birder in the family. She found more to watch then you might expect living in New York City. We lived near Central Park, which is ... Read full review

Review: A Field Guide to Trees and Shrubs: Northeastern and north-central United States and southeastern and south-central Canada (Peterson Field Guides #11a)

User Review  - Greg Brozeit - Goodreads

A very user-friendly guide to trees, shrubs and vines for the Northeast states. I've been using this all year and really like the illustrations of leaves, branches and seeds (especially the acorns). A ... Read full review


Tree Silhouettes
Plants with Needlelike or Scalelike Leaves
Broadleaved Plants with Opposite Compound
Broadleaved Plants with Opposite Simple
Broadleaved Plants with Alternate Com
Broadleaved Plants with Alternate Simple
A Winter Key to Plants with Opposite Leaf Scars
Key to Trees in Leah Condition
E Plant Relationships
G Table for Converting Inches to Millimeters

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About the author (1973)

Ecologist and field naturalist George A. Petrides worked with the National Park Services and was later a professor at Michigan State University at Lansing. Petrides has written books for the Peterson's Field Guide series and was also the recipient of an award from the Federated Garden Clubs of Michigan for A Field Guide to Trees and Shrubs.

Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world's greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars. These editions include updated material by Michael O'Brien, Paul Lehman, Bill Thompson III, Michael DiGiorgio, Larry Rosche, and Jeffrey A. Gordon.

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