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Bark

A Field Guide to Trees of the Northeast

With detailed information and illustrations covering each phase of a tree's lifecycle, this indispensable guidebook explains how to identify trees by their bark alone.

Author(s)

Michael Wojtech

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$24.95
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Many people know how to identify trees by their leaves, but what about when those leaves have fallen or are out of reach? With detailed information and illustrations covering each phase of a tree's lifecycle, this indispensable guidebook explains how to identify trees by their bark alone.

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 over 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, Bark: A Field Guide to Trees of the Northeast is your essential guide to the region'67 native and naturalized tree species.
Paperback: 280 pages
Publisher: UPNE (April 12, 2011)
ISBN: 978-1584658528s

Additional Information

Author Michael Wojtech
About the Author Michael Wojtech edited the journal Whole Terrain and now researches, writes, and teaches about trees and other aspects of natural history. He lives with his family in the woods of western Massachusetts. His website is www.knowyourtrees.com.
Endorsements “The section on how bark is formed and the discussion of possible advantages of different bark styles—thick bark protects from fire; photosynthesis can take place beneath thin bark—help prepare the reader for the serious business of identifying a tree just by looking carefully at its bark. But this is not as daunting a task as you might imagine: the detailed keys and descriptions and the excellent photographs make matching bark to tree an enjoyable and gratifying process.” (Virginia Barlow, co-editor, Northern Woodlands)
Activity Conservation/Natural History, Skills/Instruction
Publisher University Press of New England
Edition 1st Edition (2011)
Format Paperback
Dimensions 9 x 6 inches, 280 pages
ISBN-13 9781584658528

Endorsements

“The section on how bark is formed and the discussion of possible advantages of different bark styles—thick bark protects from fire; photosynthesis can take place beneath thin bark—help prepare the reader for the serious business of identifying a tree just by looking carefully at its bark. But this is not as daunting a task as you might imagine: the detailed keys and descriptions and the excellent photographs make matching bark to tree an enjoyable and gratifying process.” (Virginia Barlow, co-editor, Northern Woodlands)

About the Author

Michael Wojtech edited the journal Whole Terrain and now researches, writes, and teaches about trees and other aspects of natural history. He lives with his family in the woods of western Massachusetts. His website is www.knowyourtrees.com.