More than 600 tree species, and more than 400 range maps. Arranged taxonomically, not by features. High quality painted illustrations. 426 pages. Good general information.
Some found this difficult to use, with no identification key for locating species.
More than 5,000 large, detailed photographs – many to scale. Keys let you narrow a tree down by family or genus, while Master Pages take you down further to specific identifications. 272 pages. Well organized. Good for beginners to advanced nature lovers.
At 8 1/2" x 11", book is a little large to take into the field. The black and white photographs are not detailed enough.
Covers both native and introduced trees. Over 730 species and 160 range maps. Size is compact, but type is still easy to read. Has a quick reference guide. 280 pages. Specific species' text, maps, and illustrations are all together for ease of use. Affordable.
Illustrations are small and hard to see. Some feel that the information provided for each tree type is too simple.
Introduction section has articles on tree identification, ecology, and forest types. 528 pages. Features include quick-flip indexes, range maps, and unique identification tips for each tree. Covers more than 700 species, with over 2,000 photographs. Well organized and comprehensive. Waterproof cover.
A little heavy and thick, making it more difficult to use in the field. Some reports that the book is poorly bound and obscures parts of pages or comes apart easily.
Coverage area is from the Canadian Arctic to Mexico, and the Atlantic to the Pacific. Compact and lightweight. More than 350 species, backed up by over 1,000 annotated illustrations. Identification key works well. 272 pages.
This guide uses a lot of scientific terminology and metric measurements; may not be as user friendly as other options. Some had trouble using it to identify trees.
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