Donald J. Leopold’s botanical descriptions for each species include a summary of its key identification characteristics and extensive information on its leaves, flowers, fruit, winter characteristics, and bark. Additional material is provided on each tree’s habit, habitat and range, and uses, including wood properties and value, landscaping, and restoration projects. Also provided are summer keys to each genus and numerous other aids to identifying these species. Line drawings depict numerous, fine diagnostic characteristics of each species. Of the 450 color photographs, those of bark should readily facilitate field identification of mature specimens of most tree species.
Color photos show the beautiful ornamental attributes that make so many native species excellent landscape choices. This book will offer much to both the tree novice and the expert, casual and accomplished outdoor enthusiasts alike.