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Completely updated, this new edition continues the grand traditionof this classic reference covering trees of North America excludingMexico and tropical Florida.

This handbook has been designed to meet the needs of the generalpublic as well as those of students and scientists. Concisedescriptions of botanical and silvical characters have beenincluded for species of trees. Accurate and up-to-date, the newedition of this highly regarded reference incorporates recentchanges in scientific and common names of trees, and offersimproved distribution maps and more detailed descriptions ofindividual species.

All of the trees are grouped by family, from pines and redwoodsto ashes and elders, with a clearly organized key toidentification. Individual entries on hundreds of species offerconcise descriptions of habit, leaves, fruit, twig, and bark. Linedrawings of leaf, flower, and fruit accompany each entry. Aconvenient glossary has also been included.


  • Accurate and up-to-date, this new edition incorporates recentchanges in scientific and common names of North Americantrees
  • Concise descriptions of botanical and silvical characters areincluded for species of trees
  • All of the trees are grouped by family with a clearly organisedkey to identification

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The fifth edition of North American Trees continues thetradition established by the earlier editions, creating acomprehensive, readable reference designed for the general publicand beginning student. The book covers nearly all North Americantrees (north of Mexico and tropical Florida) in technically useabledetail.

This edition features:


  • updated nomenclature
  • Simplified terminology
  • expanded information on natural history
  • Additional Keys
  • More background information on genera and families

Introductory material discusses the scope and arrangement of theguide, basic characters used in tree identification, highestclassification categories of trees, information on identifyingunknown trees, and keys to identifying trees. The rest of themanual is devoted to descriptions, natural history, andillustrations.

Within each family, species are listed alphabetically byscientific name. Listings contain the common name, scientific name,nomenclature, form, leaves, flowers, cones or fruits, twigs andbuds, bark, wood, natural history, varieties, hybrids, and range,and include line drawings to assist in identification. Technicalterms and jargon are used only where accuracy and conciseness wouldotherwise be compromised. The Introduction and Glossary provideadditional information. Foresters, horticulturalists, naturalists,and everyone who loves trees will find North American Treesto be an indispensable reference.

About the Author:

The late Richard J. Preston, Jr., was professor emeritus offorestry at North Carolina State University-Ralgigh.

Richard R. Braham is Associate Professor of Forestry,College of Natural Resources, North Carolina StateUniversity—Raleigh.

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