December 21, 2009

The Sibley Guide to Trees

This colorfully illustrated book provides an easy to use way to identify and learn about trees throughout North America. Organized in families, the author first describes the family, discussing common traits, providing a general description, and mentioning common or notable species. Subsequent pages focus on species or cultivars, giving more specific descriptions along with illustrations, native habitat, and describing its flowering or reproductive cycle. Latin identification names as well as common names are provided for each species. Introductory pages provide an overview of tree growth patterns, leaf shapes, flowering and fruiting patterns, and examples of bark, buds, and other interesting tree characteristics. This book will be a useful guide for gardeners, bird watchers, and those who simply want to be able to identify the nature that they are observing.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

The Sibley Guide to Trees
David Allen Sibley
QK 475 .S497 2009