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IDENTIFYING TREES OF THE WEST: AN ALL-SEASON GUIDE TO WESTERN NORTH AMERICA

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Author: Lois DeMarco and Jay Mengel
Publisher: STACKPOLE BOOKS, Sep 2015
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 0-8117-1472-1

Synopsis
Learn how to recognize trees you see every day by their bark; branching patterns; fruits, flowers, or nuts; & overall appearance. Created for in-the-field or at-home use, this guide is an easy-to-use resource that covers every common tree in western North America. 650 color photos, 130 maps, 6x9 inches, 240 pgs.

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Learn how to recognize trees you see every day by their bark; branching patterns; fruits, flowers, or nuts; and overall appearance. Created for in-the-field or at-home use, this guide is an easy-to-use resource that covers every common tree in western North America--from the eastern base of the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific coast.

Hundreds of color images illustrate common trees

Written in clear, straightforward language for both beginning and advanced botanists

Tips for identification throughout a tree's lifespan and in every season of the year

About the Authors:
Lois Demarco
has a degree in forestry from Rutgers University. She had a career with the U.S. Forest Service, where she retired as the Ecosystem Management Staff Officer of the Allegheny National Forest in Pennsylvania. She lives in Russell, Pennsylvania.

Jay Mengel has a BS in biology from Lebanon Valley College and a master?s in business from Troy University. After retiring from the U.S. Air Force as a colonel, he began pursuing his interest in the outdoors. He had his own nature tour business in Mississippi and has been a seasonal interpretive ranger at Yellowstone National Park and a botany technician for a National Forest Research station. He lives in Russell, Pennsylvania.

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