A comprehensive guide to all native and naturalized trees and tall shrubs in the state. It includes notes of interest on edible fruits and on human and wildlife use of the trees. Over 500 color photographs and illustrations show each tree's bark, leaves, flowers, fruits or cones, and overall shape. Identification is easy with tips for distinguishing similar species. The book also features range maps and habitat descriptions, illustrated keys based on leaf, flower, fruit and winter characteristiscs, also features the origins of names, as well as an illustrated glossary.
About the authors
Linda's interest in rare species began in 1976 with her MSc thesis on rare and endangered Canadian plants. Over the past 25 years, her work has focussed on biophysical inventories in the Yukon, NWT and Alberta. She has authored and contributed to many field guides and papers. Linda now works as a writer and editor when not pursuing her two favorite pastimes: photography and illustration.