Lincoln, NE (March 1, 2009)- The Arbor Day Foundation has released a new guide to the more common trees found in North America by the Arbor Day Foundation uses a logical, step-by-step approach to identify common trees. By answering a series of questions and comparing features from actual leaves to those in accompanying illustrations, the reader can successfully determine the tree’s identity.
Written by the country’s tree experts, “What Tree Is That? A guide to more common trees found in North America” is simple enough for a child to use, yet provides information that will make it a must-have reference for professionals as well. In total it is 164 pages of full color with a nice water resistant cover.
Some of the book’s most valuable benefits include:
* Its size, designed to slip conveniently in a pocket, protected by a durable, water-resistant cover.
* Detailed images created by a professional scientific illustrator.
* Brief descriptions of more than 250 commonly seen North American trees, including both scientific and common names and measurements in inches and centimeters.
* Its reasonable price, affordable for most budgets.
ACT Member Benefits
Use the reference as a thank you gift for first-time donors, one of the standard tools used by graduating Citizen Foresters, or just a helpful guide for your library. ACT members are eligible to receive the following additional benefits:
* Wholesale pricing of $8.97 each.
* Permission to resell them for a profit (retail price $14.95).
Here’s what people are saying:
“One of the best, pocket-sized tree identification manuals. One hundred and thirty six illustrated pages are crammed full of tips that help in identifying North America’s most common native trees. This Arbor Day Foundation tree guide provides every included tree’s leaf, fruit, twig and bark description along with great illustrations. Excellent clues are included that assist in making the final identification.”
– Steve Nix, About.com Guide to Forestry
“This handy pocket guide is the first I’ve seen that covers many Western tree species in addition to those of the East and Midwest. The easy-to-follow “key” approach is useful for both novices and those seeking to learn the native trees in their area. I love the original artwork and the interesting fun facts interspersed throughout the book.”
– Sharon Lilly, Director of Educational Goods and Services International Society of Arboriculture
“This tree book is comprehensive enough to help users identify over 250 trees but small enough to fit in many pockets and in any pack or bag without taking much space (something very important to hikers).”
– Scott Thompson, Hiking Trip Reports
For more information, contact Ben Cohoon.
What Tree Is That?
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