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Trees of Eastern North America
Gil Nelson, Christopher J. Earle & Richard Spellenberg
Illustrations by David More
Edited by Amy K. Hughes

Paperback Flexibound | 2014 | $29.95 / £19.95 | ISBN: 9780691145914
Hardcover | 2014 | $65.00 / £44.95 | ISBN: 9780691145907
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Covering 825 species, more than any comparable field guide, Trees of Eastern North America is the most comprehensive, best illustrated, and easiest-to-use book of its kind. Presenting all the native and naturalized trees of the eastern United States and Canada as far west as the Great Plains--including those species found only in tropical and subtropical Florida and northernmost Canada--the book features superior descriptions; thousands of meticulous color paintings by David More that illustrate important visual details; range maps that provide a thumbnail view of distribution for each native species; “Quick ID” summaries; a user-friendly layout; scientific and common names; the latest taxonomy; information on the most recently naturalized species; keys to leaves and twigs; and an introduction to tree identification, forest ecology, and plant classification and structure. The easy-to-read descriptions present details of size, shape, growth habit, bark, leaves, flowers, fruit, flowering and fruiting times, habitat, and range. Using a broad definition of a tree, the book covers many small, overlooked species normally thought of as shrubs. With its unmatched combination of breadth and depth, this is an essential guide for every tree lover.

  • The most comprehensive, best illustrated, and easiest-to-use field guide to the trees of eastern North America
  • Covers 825 species, more than any comparable guide, including all the native and naturalized trees of the United States and Canada as far west as the Great Plains
  • Features specially commissioned artwork, detailed descriptions, range maps for native species, up-to-date taxonomy and names, and much, much more
  • An essential guide for every tree lover

Gil Nelson is a botanist and the coauthor of the National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Trees of North America and the National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Southeastern States. Christopher J. Earle is an ecologist whose specialties include forest ecology and conifer biology. Richard Spellenberg, a botanist and specialist in plant taxonomy, is the author of the National Audubon Society Field Guide to Wildflowers, Western Region. David More is regarded as one of the finest botanical illustrators in the world. He has illustrated a number of tree guides, including the acclaimed Collins Tree Guide and The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Trees (Princeton).

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"Covering more species (630 in the West, 825 in the East) than any comparable field guides, Trees of Western North America and Trees of Eastern North America are the most comprehensive, best illustrated, and easiest-to-use books of their kind. The book features thousands of meticulous color paintings by David More and easy-to-read descriptions present details of size, shape, growth habit, bark, leaves, flowers, fruit, habitat, and range. With an unmatched combination of breadth and depth, these are essential guides for every tree lover."--James A. Baggett, Better Homes and Gardens

"Each volume on its own would serve you well in getting to know the trees around you better. Both together certainly provide a more complete understanding of the diversity of North American trees. I already treasure my two-volume set and expect to wear it out quickly."--Guy Sternberg, American Gardener

"Highly recommended for botany reference shelves!"--James A. Cox, Midwest Book Review

"Excellent additions to any botanical library."--Steve Whysall, Vancouver Sun

"A great book. . . . Similar to a bird guide, trees are broken down by families with detailed descriptions of each. Habitat and ranges are listed for each as well as great illustrations of the tree, its bark, leaves and fruit."--David Lewis, Birds from Behind

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"This is a very well-organized, well-written, and thorough guide. The illustrations--lovely paintings by a talented artist--are beautiful and very appealing, and the introductory material is extremely informative. And I really like the format for the entries: names, Quick ID, habitat range, notes, map, illustration."--William T. Maple, Bard College

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