A Field Guide to Trees of the Pacific Northwest (Paperback)
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This laminated guide features twenty-six native trees commonly found from Alaska to Oregon, providing common and Latin names accompanied by colour photographs of identifying features such as bark, leaves or needles, flowers, cones, seeds and fruit. Information on identification, range and an illustration of each tree's silhouette make it a snap to distinguish a shore pine from a western white pine or a trembling aspen from a paper birch. Also included are traditional uses and other interesting tree facts and lore. For example, did you know that yellow cedar can live up to 5,000 years? Or that the bigleaf maple flowers are edible? Next time you go for a hike, pay attention to the forest and the trees with one of these laminated guides slipped into your back pocket or backpack.
About the Author
Phillipa Hudson has been an enthusiastic and active amateur botanist for over 30 years. She lives on Vancouver Island with her husband where they enjoy hiking, biking and kayaking as often as possible.
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