The Tree Identification Book

The Tree Identification Book

A New Method for the Practical Identification and Recognition of Trees

Book - 1958
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Baker & Taylor
Provides keys for genus and species identification of all North American trees


A new method for the practical identification and recognition of trees -- and an important supplement to existing botanical methods.

The book is in two parts: Pictorial Keys and Master Pages. The Keys are designed for easy visual comparison of details which look alike, narrowing the identification of a tree to one of a small group -- the family or genus.

Then, in the Master Pages, the species of the tree is determined, with similar details placed together to highlight differences within the family group, thus eliminating all other possibilities. The details of the Oak trees on this plate are an example of the system.

All of the more than 1500 photographs were made specifically for use in this book and were taken either in the field or of carefully collected specimens. Where possible, details such as leaves, fruit, etc., appear in actual size, or in the same scale.

Publisher: New York : Quill, c1958
ISBN: 9780688050399
Branch Call Number: 582.16 Sy67tQ
Characteristics: 272 p. : ill. ; 28 cm


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Jan 04, 2015

A very thorough identification guide with black and white photos of leaves, flowers, fruit, twigs, bark, needles, and cones for common trees in North America. The first half is organized by physical characteristic (e.g. leaf, bark, etc); the second half is organized by tree type. It is an excellent guide for winter identification.

glutenburger Aug 05, 2011

The title of the book appears not to be the same as the picture or the description.


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