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Trees of the Northern United States and Canada
Farrar, John Laird
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ISBN: 9780813827407 | 081382740X
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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.
How to Identify a Tree
Families and Genera---The Conifers
Short needles or scales, evergreen; closely spaced in opposite pairs or whorls of 3, often overlapping and obscuring the stem; seeds in cones, some cones berry-like
Introduced species hardy in southwestern British Columbia; leaves various shapes; seeds in cones
Needles evergreen, in bundles of 2, 3, or 5; seeds in cones
Needles deciduous (or evergreen), in tufts of 10 or more on dwarf shoots, also single on long shoots; seeds in cones
Needles evergreen, single, flat or 4-sided; seeds in cones
Needles evergreen, single, flat; twigs and buds green; single seed in a fleshy cup
Leaves fan-shaped, thin, notched; veins parallel, no midvein; seeds plum-like
The Broadleaf Trees
Families and Genera---The Broadleaf Trees
Leaves in opposite pairs (or subopposite or whorled); blade simple or compound; edges lobed, toothed, or smooth
Leaves alternate, compound (divided into 3 or more leaflets)
Leaves alternate, simple; edges lobed
Leaves alternate, simple; edges toothed
Leaves alternate, simple; edges smooth; deciduous (or evergreen)
Keys to Groups and Selected Genera
Winter Keys to the Genera
Meanings of Tree Names
Map of Forest Regions of Canada
Map of Plant Hardiness Zones in Canada
Index of English and Latin Names
Index of French Common Names
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