A Field Guide to Trees and Shrubs: Northeastern and by George A. Petrides

By George A. Petrides

Детально охарактеризованы все дикорастущие деревья, кустарники и древесные лианы, обитающие к югу от Ньюфаундленда, к северу от Северной Каролины и Тенесси, к востоку от Дакоты и Канзаса. Охарактеризованы 646 вида, включая форму и расположение листьев, высоту, цвет, строение кроны, сезон цветения и плоды. Четкие рисунки показывают листья, цветы, силуэты деревьев и прочие характеристики.
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38 Despite its enormous sizeup to 100 feet high and 10 feet in girththis tree's trunk is soft, porous, and spongelike, and it is generally unbranched. It is a living relic of an ancient age. Page 18 Two Unique Branching I have made him fair by the multitude of his branches: so that all the trees of Eden, that were in the Garden of God, envied him. Ezekiel 31:9 Although the branching habit of many trees appears to be sporadic and haphazard, a few kinds come into the world with a prefabricated design at which even engineers might marvel.

This reprinting, enhanced with fine reproduction of its photographs and with a nomenclatural update, has long been anticipated. Fascinating accounts of unusual trees as described by a master story teller are now available to new generations of plant lovers. Trees with strange leaves, roots that go wild, trees of peculiar behaviorall are brought back in incomparable form by this new printing of a masterwork. After more than 50 years of close work with horticulture in general and trees in particular, one of my most cherished associations has been that of knowing and learning from Edwin A.

These roots are studded with stout thorns, whilst the trunk of the tree is quite smooth.  . to recompense the tree by root-growth above Page 32 the soil for its inability, in consequence of the competition of neighboring roots, to extend it underground. The corkwood or umbrella (or parasol) tree 23 of west tropical Africa is similarly constructed, but with an added featurewherever one of these outreaching stilts hits the ground, another tree gets started. J. M. Dalziel24 wrote: It is of very rapid growth and quickly appears in forest clearings, where the leaves form a heavy layer of humus serving as a good nurse for seedlings.

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