Trees and Shrubs in Winter

A Guide to the Identification of Common Trees and Shrubs in Northwestern British Columbia

Author: Rosamund A. Pojar,Evi Coulson

Publisher: Smithers, B.C. : Cassiope Press

ISBN: 9780973359206

Category: Shrubs

Page: 153

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Identification of Trees and Shrubs in Winter Using Buds and Twigs

Author: Bernd Schulz

Publisher: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

ISBN: 9781842466506

Category: Gardening

Page: 368

View: 7059

For many plant lovers, winter seems like a lost time. The bursts of color and distinctive leaf shapes disappear, leaving what seems like ambiguous branches. But there is no need for botanical enthusiasts to hunker down until spring. What we overlook as "dead trees" are simply shoots covered up for the season. If we look closer, we'll see that trees and shrubs have distinct shapes to their buds and twigs that allow them to be classified reliably in winter. While most books focus on identifying leaves and other seasonal characteristics, this practical guide is one of the few that will allow gardeners to identify trees and shrubs while they are in their dormant state. It covers more than seven hundred species and includes easy-to-use illustrated identification keys. More than 1,400 color images make it even easier to spot the distinctive pieces of these plants.
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The Trees of Florida

A Reference and Field Guide

Author: Gil Nelson

Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc

ISBN: 9781561640553

Category: Gardening

Page: 338

View: 9321

* First comprehensive guide to Florida's amazing variety of trees. * Covers both natives & exotics. * Useful to the naturalist, professional botanist, landscape architect & weekend gardener. * Includes suggested field sites for observing the species described. * Line drawings by Marvin Cook show a combination of typical leaves, fruits & flowers. * Color photos where color is important in identification. Dr. Gil Nelson is the author of Exploring Wild North Florida & Exploring Wild Northwest Florida, also published by Pineapple Press. "Thick enough to be inclusive but compact enough to carry on a walk in the woods."--Tallahassee Democrat. "Clear & useful to all levels of botanists...(with) some of the best photos of difficult to photograph plants. A welcome addition to the Florida field guide literature."--Carol Lippincott, botanist.
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Shrubs and Trees of the Southwest Uplands

Author: Francis Hapgood Elmore

Publisher: Western National Parks Association

ISBN: 9780911408416

Category: Gardening

Page: 214

View: 5066

A guide to the identification of shrubs and trees in this region. 168 species are described using text and detailed drawings.
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Illustrated Guide to Trees and Shrubs

A Handbook of the Woody Plants of the Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada/Revised Edition

Author: Arthur Harmount Graves

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486142973

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 8112

Authoritative, accessible guide features easy-to-use keys covering leaves, twigs, bark, buds, fruit, more. Over 300 pen-and-ink drawings by Maud H. Purdy, noted botanical illustrator. Bibliography.
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Trees and Shrubs of Kentucky

Author: Mary E. Wharton,Roger W. Barbour

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 081315751X

Category: Nature

Page: 592

View: 4329

This authoritative volume provides a comprehensive guide to the 282 species of woody plants found in Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, and Eastern Missouri. Illustrated with more than 1,150 photographs, this book shows not only leaves and bark, but also buds, flowers, and fruits to enable you to recognize trees at any season. Complete with an identification guide that really works, this beautiful book will be valuable to both specialist and amateur.
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Guide to the Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of Tennessee

Author: B. Eugene Wofford,Edward W. Chester

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 9781572332058

Category: Nature

Page: 286

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Tennessee is home to more than four hundred species of woody plants, but until now there has been no comprehensive guide to them. This work fills that gap, as B. Eugene Wofford and Edward W. Chester provide identification keys to all native and naturalized species of trees, shrubs, and woody vines found in the state. The book is organized by plant types, which are divided into gymnosperms and angiosperms. For each species treated, the authors include both scientific and common names, a brief description, information on flowering and fruiting seasons, and distribution patterns. Photographs illustrate more than ninety five percent of species, and the text is fully indexed by families and genera, scientific names, and common names. A glossary is keyed to photographs in the text to illustrate definitions. In their introduction, Wofford and Chester provide an overview of the Tennessee flora and their characteristics, outline Tennessee's physiographic regions, and survey the history of botanical research in the state. The authors also address the historical and environmental influences on plant distribution and describe comparative diversity of taxa within the regions. Guide to Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of Tennessee will be a valuable resource and identification guide for professional and lay readers alike, including students, botanists, foresters, gardeners, environmentalists, and conservationists interested in the flora of Tennessee. The Authors: B. Eugene Wofford is director of the herbarium at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is the author of numerous articles and books, including Guide to the Vascular Plants of the Blue Ridge. Edward W. Chester is professor of biology at Austin Peay State University. His articles on subjects ranging from taxonomy to plant systematics have appeared in Journal of the Southern Appalachian Botanical Society, Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club, Wetlands, and many other publications.
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Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of Northern Florida and Adjacent Georgia and Alabama

Author: Robert K. Godfrey

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820310352

Category: Nature

Page: 734

View: 1857

This complete and authoritative work provides identification keys, full descriptions, and line drawings that make it possible to identify 383 native and naturalized species of trees, shrubs, and woody vines found in northern Florida and adjacent Georgia and Alabama. Casual observers of the lower coastal plain may at first see a landscape dominated by pines. Closer observation reveals a great diversity of plants--patterns of contrasting vegetation caused by the complex physical and biotic factors at work. In this richly vegetated area, a rise of only four feet in elevation can bring significant changes in community composition, changes comparable, perhaps, to those occurring on a four-thousand-foot mountainside. The descriptions in this guide are useful not only for identification but also for their help in enhancing the user's knowledge of the plants. Each description is followed by information on the habitat in which the species is known to occur, the species' general location within the area under study, and its overall geographic range. Whenever possible, vegetative characteristics have been used in the keys so that the book is useful beyond the sometimes brief flowering seasons of the species. The use of technical terminology has been minimized in the keys and descriptions, and a full glossary is provided. Based on thirty years of constant study and firsthand observation, Robert K. Godfrey's manual is a definitive work on this area's notably diverse woody flora, from the common longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) and Jackson-brier (Smilax smallii) to locally rarer species such as the fragrant sumac (Rhus aromatica), Spanish bayonet (Yucca gloriosa), and ornamental Chinese tallow-tree (Sapium sebiferum).
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Mycoplasma Diseases of Trees and Shrubs

Author: Karl Maramorosch

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0323153569

Category: Nature

Page: 374

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Mycoplasma Diseases of Trees and Shrubs contains the edited papers presented at the Third Working Party meeting organized by Professor Karl Maramorosch at Rutgers University, New Jersey, in August 1979. This book also includes additional chapters by the invited contributors in the meeting. Organized into 15 chapters, this book begins with the isolation, characterization and identification of spiroplasmas and mycoplasma-like organisms. It then describes the various diseases of trees and shrubs, specifically yellows disease, stubborn disease, Paulownia witches' broom disease, mulberry dwarf, blueberry stunt, and sandal spike disease. It also elaborates the control of tree diseases by chemotherapy. This treatise will provide a standard reference work for all interested in plant mycoplasma diseases in forest pathology, entomology, and disease control.
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Shrubs and Woody Vines of Indiana and the Midwest

Identification, Wildlife Values, and Landscaping Use

Author: Sally S. Weeks,Harmon P. Weeks, Jr.

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 1557536104

Category: Gardening

Page: 463

View: 7713

As the definitive identification guide to the shrubs and woody vines of Indiana, this book provides coverage of approximately 90 percent of the species that are found in surrounding Midwestern states. As well as covering indigenous species, it also includes all currently known invasive shrubs and woody vines. Written by two leading experts on woody plants and their myriad values, the guide is prepared in the same attractive, easy-to-use format as their best-selling Native Trees of the Midwest. Descriptive text explains how to identify every species in any season, and original color photographs (generally six per species) taken by Sally Weeks detail all important characteristics. The authors provide practical guidance concerning the potential ornamental value of each species for those interested in landscaping and also evaluate the potential cover and food value for wildlife. The volume includes distribution maps, identification keys, and an index of both common and Latin names.
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Trees of the California Sierra Nevada

Author: George A. Petrides

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811731669

Category: Nature

Page: 79

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Identify nymphs, tie imitations, and fish them successfully Casting, finding lies, detecting the strike, fishing depth, tackle, proper presentation Insights into the retrieve, nymphing the film, and finding fish in still water Basic nymph fishing approach and presentation teams with trout physiology--what the trout sees and hears. A pictorial key to identifying nymphs is based on reliable, nonscientific characteristics that the beginner can use on stream. Presenting the fly correctly and detecting the strike are particularly elusive skills, and even the veteran fly fisher will find something useful.
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Pocket Guide to Trees and Shrubs

Author: Bob Gibbons

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472915577

Category: Nature

Page: 192

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This book is as visually impressive as it is useful in the field, with many stunning full-page and double-page photographs to support the authoritative text. The introduction explains the basics of tree forms and their identification. Each species is illustrated by the author's remarkable photographs. The text covers information such as ID features for bark, flowers, fruit and leaves, blossoming and fruiting times, distribution, habitat, status, confusion species and interesting facts such as plant uses. Printed on quality paper, the paperback format with flaps adds to the book's durability in the field and provides built in page-markers for quick reference.
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Trees of Eastern North America

Author: Gil Nelson,Christopher J. Earle,Richard Spellenberg

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400852994

Category: Nature

Page: 720

View: 8035

Covering 825 species, more than any comparable field guide, Trees of Eastern North America is the most comprehensive, best illustrated, and easiest-to-use book of its kind. Presenting all the native and naturalized trees of the eastern United States and Canada as far west as the Great Plains--including those species found only in tropical and subtropical Florida and northernmost Canada--the book features superior descriptions; thousands of meticulous color paintings by David More that illustrate important visual details; range maps that provide a thumbnail view of distribution for each native species; "Quick ID" summaries; a user-friendly layout; scientific and common names; the latest taxonomy; information on the most recently naturalized species; keys to leaves and twigs; and an introduction to tree identification, forest ecology, and plant classification and structure. The easy-to-read descriptions present details of size, shape, growth habit, bark, leaves, flowers, fruit, flowering and fruiting times, habitat, and range. Using a broad definition of a tree, the book covers many small, overlooked species normally thought of as shrubs. With its unmatched combination of breadth and depth, this is an essential guide for every tree lover. The most comprehensive, best illustrated, and easiest-to-use field guide to the trees of eastern North America Covers 825 species, more than any comparable guide, including all the native and naturalized trees of the United States and Canada as far west as the Great Plains Features specially commissioned artwork, detailed descriptions, range maps for native species, up-to-date taxonomy and names, and much, much more An essential guide for every tree lover
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Field Guide for the Identification of Invasive Plants in Southern Forests

Author: James H. Miller,Erwin B. Chambliss,Nancy J. Loewenstein

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437987451

Category: Invasive plants

Page: 126

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Invasions of non-native plants into forests of the Southern United States continue to go unchecked and only partially un-monitored. These infestations increasingly erode forest productivity, hindering forest use and management activities, and degrading diversity and wildlife habitat. Often called non-native, exotic, non-indigenous, alien, or noxious weeds, they occur as trees, shrubs, vines, grasses, ferns, and forbs. This guide provides information on accurate identification of the 56 non-native plants and groups that are currently invading the forests of the 13 Southern States. In additin, it lists other non-native plants of growing concern. Illustrations. This is a print on demand edition of an important, hard-to-find publication.
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Trees, Shrubs, & Vines of Arkansas

Author: Carl G. Hunter

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 9780912456195

Category: Nature

Page: 207

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This is a complete, illustrated guide to Arkansas's woody plants and nonwoody vines. The text for each species appears next to its photograph. In all, 325 species are described along with descriptions of sixty-eight plant families and drawings of plant parts. The book also includes a glossary and complete index.
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