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Michigan Trees A Guide to the Trees of the Great Lakes Region

ISBN-10: 0472089218
ISBN-13: 9780472089215
Edition: 2003 (Revised)
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Description: Now in its tenth decade of publication, Michigan Trees has been, since it was first introduced in 1913, the must-have reference book for anyone who wants to know about the trees of this unique North American region. In this new and updated  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 1/28/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.354
Language: English

Now in its tenth decade of publication, Michigan Trees has been, since it was first introduced in 1913, the must-have reference book for anyone who wants to know about the trees of this unique North American region. In this new and updated edition, several new species have been added to the lineup, as well as sections on tree ecology and fall color. Written and illustrated in a style that appeals at once to academic botanists and armchair arborphiles alike, Michigan Trees gives readers everything they need to know for identifying trees in the Great Lakes state. Included with each description are fascinating notes and asides (for example, this tidbit on the jack pine: "Parklike or savanna stands in north-central Michigan are prime habitat for the rare Kirtland's warbler that breeds nowhere else in the world."). Also includes a tree key and identification section illustrated with elegantly simple line drawings that reveal the tiny, signature details that make each tree unique. Burton V. Barnes is Professor of Forestry at the University of Michigan. Formerly a research forester, he is best known for his research and publications in forest ecology and forest genetics. Warren H. Wagner, Jr. was a world authority on ferns. He had been Professor Emeritus of Botany and Natural Resources at the University of Michigan before his death at the age of 80 in 2000.

Woody Plant Identification
Introduction to Summer and Winter Keys to the Tree Genera
Summer Key to the Tree Genera
Winter Key to the Tree Genera
Tree Descriptions
Gymnosperms
Ginkgos (Ginkgo)
Conifers
Spruces (Picea)
Pines (Pinus)
Angiosperms
Magnoliales
Laurales
Proteales
Saxifragales
Malpighiales
Cottonwoods and Aspens (Populus)
Willows (Salix)
Fabales
Rosales
Cherries (Prunus)
Elms (Ulmus)
Hackberries (Celtis)
Mulberries (Morus)
Fagales
Oaks (Quercus)
Alders (Alnus)
Birches (Betula)
Hickories (Carya)
Walnuts (Juglans)
Malvales
Basswoods--Lindens (Tilia)
Sapindales
Sumacs (Rhus)
Maples (Acer)
Buckeyes and Horsechestnuts (Aesculus)
Cornales
Dogwoods (Cornus)
Lamiales
Ashes (Fraxinus)
Catalpas (Catalpa)
Dipsacales
Ecosystems and Communities of Michigan
Regeneration Strategies of Forest Trees: Why Do Trees Grow Where They Do?
Derivations of Scientific Names of Trees
Glossary
Literature Cited
Index

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