Publisher: Knopf; Chanticleer Press Ed edition (May 12, 1980)
The most comprehensive field guide available to the trees of North America's eastern region--a must-have for any enthusiast's day pack or home library--from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers.
Nearly 700 species of trees are detailed in beautiful, full-color photographs of leaf shape, bark, flowers, fruit, and fall leaves, and accompanied by informative text. Both compact and comprehensive, this is the ideal companion for beginner and advanced tree-peepers alike.
Note: the Eastern Edition generally covers states east of the Rocky Mountains, while the Western Edition covers the Rocky Mountain range and all the states to the west of it.
It is a good field guide to identify trees in the eastern US (east of the Rockies).
Identification can be made by several categories, including seeds/fruit, bark, flower shape and color, and leaf shape and fall color. I can identify most plants as quick as a minute or less with this book, if there aren't many similar looking trees.
It has a pretty durable cover, so that it can be taken into the field if needed for identifying plants.
It has a lot of good photos of the trees' seeds/fruit, bark, flower shape and color, and leaf shape and fall color that can assist in identification. It also has a rough map of the general range where the tree grows.
I wish it had more information on each tree species, as what it lists is very basic. However after successfully identifying the plant, it can be researched more in depth through other resources.
Overall it is a very good field guide for trees, that generally can help provide a quick plant identification, and it has been fun identifying all of the trees growing on my property!
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