Northwest Trees: Identifying and Understanding the Region’s Native Trees
We can easily recognize animals, but too often forest hikers are confounded by the myriad variety of encircling trees along their route. Coming to their rescue is this concise paperback identifying and amplifying knowledge about trees of the northwest regions which includes southern British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, southwestern Alberta, Idaho, Montana, and the greater Yellowstone National Park of Wyoming. Divided into two sections, the first part covers conifers with the pines, larches, firs, hemlocks, cedars and more. The second half is devoted to broad-leaved trees such as the cottonwoods, Aspen, Alders, Oaks Maples, Dogwood as part of its content. Each tree along with its scientific name is methodically described. clarifying where it grows, its appearance, its ecological role, and its service in human history. Accompanying the described specimens are superbly elegant pen and ink, black and white drawings of the indicated trees, leaves, flowers and cones. The artistry matches the outstanding details for this useful field guide that helps the viewer to identify the trees by their specific features including shapes, size, needles, cones, and seeds. For those venturing into the northwest forest, this is the guide to accompany the venture.
|Page Count||304 pages|
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|Category||Science & Nature|