An Eclectic Guide to Trees East of the Rockies
Written by Glen Blouin.
Published by Boston Mills Press, 2001.
|The scope of this book is biological rather than
political, writes author Glen Blouin. It is neither a Native
Trees of Canada, nor a Native Trees of the United States. Trees are
apolitical characters. They do not recognize international boundaries. They
grow where they are comfortable, where the climate and soils suit them.
This one-of-a-kind book is certainly an excellent guide to identifying the
almost fifty major tree species east of the Rockies by their components (size,
wood, bark, leaf, flower, fruit, twig, etc.), but it goes far beyond such basic
It also provides:
This thoughtful book by Glen Blouin nicely explores the broader significance of tree species found east of the Rockies, in Canada and the United States. It expands on all that interesting information that is only touched upon through a sentence or two in standard field guides . . . Every forest is a treasure house of such knowledge if we only have a companion such as this book to help us gain access. from the foreword by Monte Hummel, president, World Wildlife Fund, Canada
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