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Trees of the Carolinian Forest

A Guide to Species, Their Ecology and Uses

by (author) Gerry Waldron

Boston Mills Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2003
Trees, Environmental Conservation & Protection, Trees
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2003
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An illustrated reference of selected Eastern North American trees.

This book identifies the 74 unique tree species of Canada's Carolinian Zone, the temperate stretch of southern Ontario. The unusually lush Carolinian Zone is the northernmost range of the lofty Tuliptree, the elusive Pawpaw, the flamboyant Black Gum, the brooding Butternut, the Magnolia, the Cucumbertree and many more deciduous species.

This book offers valuable advice on how to identify, preserve, use, and propagate each species, including important notes on the qualities of each species' wood, natural enemies, and value to wildlife. The Carolinian zone is rich in human population too -- one quarter of Canada's population resides here. The author tells us how we can protect and encourage these wonderful trees despite urban encroachment.



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Editorial Reviews

Useful and interesting... Gardeners thinking of planting one or more trees would benefit from Waldron's work.

Hamilton Spectator

With color pictures and hand drawings, the book identifies 73 tree species. It also focuses on a tree's relationship to the ecosystem, the importance of native stock, biodiversity and habitat restoration.

Toronto Star

At once a pleasure to read and quite informative... The author quite capably distills complex ideas into simple language, without sacrificing accuracy in the process... an incredible resource for naturalists in southern Ontario.

Canadian Field-Naturalist

Advice on how to identify, preserve, use and propagate [the trees] ... highly readable.

London Free Press

A guide to Carolinian trees only in the sense that Thoreau's Walden might be described as a guide to the ecology of a small pond near Concord.

Globe and Mail

A fascinating and knowledgeable guide to native trees.

St Catharines Standard