Trees of the northern United States and Canada


Author: John Laird Farrar

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell


Category: Gardening

Page: 502

View: 6410

Identifies in a full-color guide more than 300 species of conifer and broadleaf trees found in the upper United States (Virginia to northern California) and Canada.

The Urban Tree Book

An Uncommon Field Guide for City and Town


Author: Arthur Plotnik

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0307718360

Category: Nature

Page: 448

View: 6762

Open The Urban Tree Book and discover the joys of forest trekking--right in your city or town. This first-of-a-kind field guide introduces readers to the trees on their block, in neighborhood parks, and throughout the urban landscape. Unlike traditional tree guides with dizzying numbers of woodland species, The Urban Tree Book explores nature in the city, describing some 200 tree types likely to be found on North America's streets and surrounding spaces, including suburban settings. With telling descriptions and precise botanical detail, this unique guide not only identifies trees but brings them to life through history, lore, anecdotes, up-to-date facts, and hundreds of fascinating characteristics. More than 175 graceful illustrations capture the charm of trees in urban settings and depict leaf, flower, fruit, and bark features for identification and appreciation. The Urban Tree Book will inform even the most knowledgeable plant person and delight urbanites who simply enjoy strolling beneath the shade of welcoming trees. An engaging excursion into the "urban forest," this complete guide to city trees will both entertain and enlighten nature lovers, urban hikers, gardeners, and everyone curious about their environment. Includes a tree planting-and-care section, tree primer, and exploration guide Is backed by the expertise of the renowned Morton Arboretum Incorporates new "urban forestry" perspectives Covers urban trees across the continent Lists key organizations and institutions for tree lovers Selects the best tree sites on the Internet Updates many guides by 20 years From the Trade Paperback edition.

Field Manual of Trees

Including Southern Canada and the Northern United States to the Southern Boundary of Virginia, Kentucky and Missouri, Westward to the Limits of the Prairie


Author: John Henry Schaffner

Publisher: N.A


Category: Trees

Page: 154

View: 7742

Illustrated Guide to Trees and Shrubs

A Handbook of the Woody Plants of the Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada/Revised Edition


Author: Arthur Harmount Graves

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486142973

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 4384

Authoritative, accessible guide features easy-to-use keys covering leaves, twigs, bark, buds, fruit, more. Over 300 pen-and-ink drawings by Maud H. Purdy, noted botanical illustrator. Bibliography.

Genetics of Scots Pine


Author: M. Giertych,C. Mátyás

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483291634

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 281

View: 8125

Since the Scots pine species is most important in Eurasia, it was considered necessary to involve authors from as many countries as was possible including Eastern Europe and U.S.S.R. During the 18th IUFRO World Congress in Ljubljana, Yugoslavia, in September 1986, details were worked out for the contents of this book. This book is a truly international effort, prepared in the traditional IUFRO spirit of selfless co-operation. In all, 24 authors from 9 countries are involved. Each chapter was reviewed by two editors from two different countries.

Trees in Canada


Author: John Laird Farrar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781554554065

Category: Trees

Page: 502

View: 7224

A comprehensive book on the trees of Canada and the northern United States.

Manual of the Trees of North America (exclusive of Mexico)


Author: Charles Sprague Sargent

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486202778

Category: Nature

Page: 934

View: 6302

Volume 1 of the basic survey of every native tree and tree-like shrub, 717 species in all. Extremely full descriptions, information. Over 100 finding keys. "The nearly 800 excellent drawings alone are worth more than the modest price of the publication."—Phytologia. Total in set: 783 illus.

Trees and Shrubs of the United States

A Bibliography for Identification


Author: Elbert Luther Little,Barbara H. Honkala

Publisher: N.A


Category: Agriculture

Page: 56

View: 5948

Wisconsin Land and Life


Author: Robert Clifford Ostergren,Thomas R. Vale

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299153540

Category: History

Page: 567

View: 2052

Rolling green hills dotted with Holstein cows, red barns, and blue silos. The Great Lakes ports at Superior, Ashland, and Kenosha. A Polish wedding dance or a German biergarten in Milwaukee. The dappled quiet of the Chequamagon forest. A weatherbeaten but tidy town hall at the intersection of two county trunk highways. Ojibwa families gathering wild rice into canoes. The boat ride through the Dells. The upland ridges of the Driftless Area, falling away into hidden valleys. . . . These are images of Wisconsin's land and life, images that evoke a strong sense of place. This book, Wisconsin Land and Life, is an exploration of place, a series of original essays by Wisconsin geographers that offers an introduction to the state's natural environment, the historical processes of its human habitation, and the ways that nature and people interact to create distinct regional landscapes. To read it is to come away with a sweeping view of Wisconsin's geography and history: the glaciers that carved lakes and moraines; the soils and climate that fostered the prairies and great northern pine forests; the early Native Americans who began to shape the landscape and who established forest trails and river portages; the successive waves of Europeans who came to trade in furs, mine for lead and iron, cut the white pines, establish farms, work in the lumber and paper mills, and transform spent wheatfields into pasture for dairy cattle. Readers will learn, too, about the platting and naming of Wisconsin's towns, the establishment of county and township governments, the growth of urban neighborhoods and parishes, the role of rivers, railroads, and religion in shaping the state's growth, and the controversial reforestation of the cutover lands that eventually transformed hardscrabble farms and swamps into a sportsman's paradise. Abundantly illustrated with photos and maps, this book will richly reward anyone who wishes to learn more about the land and life of the place we know as Wisconsin.

Weeds of Canada and the Northern United States

A Guide for Identification


Author: France Royer,Richard Dickinson

Publisher: University of Alberta

ISBN: 9780888643117

Category: Gardening

Page: 434

View: 6898

This impressive, richly illustrated field guide identifies more than 150 noxious weeds. 800 colour photos show the weeds at five critical stages and help to distinguish another 100 related species. Information on weed legislation by province and state is also listed. A first of its kind, this book is an extraordinary resource for a multitude of users, whether farmer, landscaper, weed specialist, or gardener.



Author: Fine Woodworking

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 9781561580996

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 1727

Written from the craftsman's perspective, this book provides solid information on all aspects of wood. Attention is also given to the physical properites, seasonal changes, and how different types of wood react to machining and finishing.

Trees of Pennsylvania and the Northeast


Author: Charles Fergus

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811720922

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 8101

Common and uncommon tree species described in engaging detail Covers trees found in small woodlots, deep forests, backyards, and reverting fields With populations of both northern and southern trees, Pennsylvania is home to a truly diverse array of species. This book describes more than 60 species of trees found in Pennsylvania and the northeastern United States in a straightforward, informative style. Includes identification details, range, growth patterns, seasonal adaptations, natural history, past and present uses, and current and future population trends, along with the author's personal observations of the trees themselves--what their nuts taste like, their barks feel like, or what it's like to see them in the wild. An invaluable addition to any nature-lover's library.