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Bark

A Field Guide to Trees of the Northeast

New Edition

With a Foreword by Tom Wessels

Distributed for Brandeis University Press

Bark

A Field Guide to Trees of the Northeast

New Edition

With a Foreword by Tom Wessels

What kind of tree is that? Whether you’re hiking in the woods or simply sitting in your backyard, from Maine to New York you’ll never be without an answer to that question, thanks to this handy companion to the trees of the Northeast. Featuring detailed information and illustrations covering each phase of a tree’s lifecycle, this indispensable guidebook explains how to identify trees by their bark alone—no more need to wait for leaf season. Chapters on the structure and ecology of tree bark, descriptions of bark appearance, an easy-to-use identification key, and supplemental information on non-bark characteristics—all enhanced by more than 450 photographs, illustrations, and maps—will show you how to distinguish the textures, shapes, and colors of bark to recognize various tree species, and also understand why these traits evolved. 

Whether you’re a professional naturalist or a parent leading a family hike, this new edition of Bark: A Field Guide to Trees of the Northeast is your essential guide to the region’s 67 native and naturalized tree species.


280 pages | 283 color plates, 151 halftones, 65 maps | 5 1/2 x 8 3/4

Biological Sciences: Botany


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“This reviewer always assumed that bark was too variable to use as a primary characteristic for tree identification, but natural history/tree researcher Wojtech has proven him wrong. . . . Recommended."

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
1. How to Use This Field Guide
2. Bark Structure
3. Bark Types
4. Secondary Identification Keys 1-7
5. Bark Ecology,
6. Species
Acknowledgments
Suggested Reading
Bibliography
Index

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