National Audubon Society Field Guide To North American Trees--W: Western Region
ISBN: 0394507614
EAN13: 9780394507613
Language: English
Release Date: Jun 12, 1980
Pages: 640
Dimensions: 1.1" H x 7.6" L x 4.1" W
Weight: 1 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

The most comprehensive field guide available to the trees of North America's western region--a must-have for any enthusiast's day pack or home library--from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers.

Nearly 700 species of trees are detailed in beautiful, full-color photographs of leaf shape, bark, flowers, fruit, and fall leaves, and accompanied by informative text. Both compact and comprehensive, and featuring a durable vinyl binding, this is the ideal field companion for beginner and advanced tree-peepers alike.

Note: the Eastern Edition generally covers states east of the Rocky Mountains, while the Western Edition covers the Rocky Mountain range and all the states to the west of it.

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   worse condition than advertised.
Looked like it had been dropped in muddy water. Binding and pages are all in tact, but had to use disinfecing wipes on every page, cover and page edges.
   Good info, not for the Midwest.
I thought that since I live west of the Mississippi, it would include trees in my region. It does not. It is much more specific in the far west. Bums me out because it does not make me much good.
   All in all I would recommend this to a friend
I give it a three star only because when I received the book it did not have a picture cover on it and I was surprised about it, but otherwise I love the book it has a lot of helpful information.
   Excellent guide, easy to use
I think it was a used book but in pristine condition. The content and layout exceeded the expectation - high print and color, making it easy to ID trees by leaf, needle, bark seedcone and canopy shape. Besides their bird books, Audubon did not know field guides. Thanks! ''
   Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Trees Western Region
Been to the west cost and east cost furthest north and furthest south. Places where the trees are overly abundant and places where there are none at all. Of all the places I have been, it is the Forest of the USA, which has always held my attention, so I drive no less than 30 min from Richloam Florida's Richloam Wildlife Management Area is one of seven large tracts of land that make up the Withlacoochee State Forest. The Richloam Tract, consisting of more than 58,000 hectares, is located in Pasco, Sumter and Lake counties in Hernando. Richloam is located in the Ridge Manor FL area. This book will be an amasing piece of reference, as I have seen trees from the west and east of course. My walks in these woods are now very fulfilling.
   It isn't all that simple
That said, it is not a book where you can see a tree, find a leaf and see it quickly. It is a very technical book and uses the actual species names, so that identifying a tree for the normal everyday non-scientific person is a bit of a challenge, and the pictures of the full trees are tiny black and white sketches. There are pages of full photos of leaves and bark, but not the colored tree! I'm keeping the book because it does have a lot of information, but I am looking for a more simplified book for just Northern California or at least the West Coast.
   My Personal Favorite for Tree ID
If it is not in these two books, it is a hybrid or non-native or something really odd. I am a member of an arborist forum and I can ID just about anything anyone throws out there, and am almost always right the first time. It is usually down to some good feature between two closely related species, but this book does a small job delineating between the varieties.
   Not good for distance
Overall, a bit disappointing. Good closeup pictures of leaves and trunk bark are shown. Would like to see pictures of mature or semi-mature trees, want to observe how they grow. Was looking to identify trees from a distance, not next to them.
   Replacement copy
This is the 3rd time that I had to replace this book. The last 2 copies were borrowed and never made it back. No complaints received. ) Not lending it either.
   I Like Trees and this Guide is Very Helpful!
This guide is really helpful in finding out what tree grows well in my region. The guide is very easy to use and is well organized. The information I get about the trees I live with is fascinating.