Alaska Trees and Shrubs (Natural History) by Leslie A. Viereck, Elbert Luther Little

By Leslie A. Viereck, Elbert Luther Little

Alaska bushes and Shrubs has been the definitive paintings at the woody crops of Alaska for greater than 3 a long time. This new, thoroughly revised moment variation presents up-to-date details on habitat, in addition to distinctive descriptions of each tree or shrub species within the nation. New distribution maps replicate the newest survey facts, whereas the keys, thesaurus, and appendix on non-native crops make this the main beneficial advisor to Alaska bushes and shrubs ever released.

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Most tree species attain larger heights and diameters southward. Geographic distribution within Alaska, as known, is stated by place names along the corners and borders of the range. The larger areas under management by the Federal Government are listed because of special interest to residents and visitors. S. Department of Agriculture. Mt. S. Department of the Interior. S. Department of the Interior. General distribution beyond Alaska has been added. A map of Alaska showing these areas, as well as most place names mentioned, is printed on the end papers in front.

Annual precipitation and a temperature range of 70┬░ F. ) in the southeastern coastal area. ) of longitude, Alaska's vegetation varies from the towering fast growing forests of the southeastern coast, through the low, slow-growing boreal forests of the interior, to the treeless tundra of the north and west. Distribution of the vegetation types is shown in the folded map at the end of this handbook. Of Alaska's great land surface, approximately 119 million acres (48 million hectares) are forested.

LT, C) 58 8. ) Carr. (ST-LT, C) 59 9. ) Forbes (MT-LT, C, R) 61 10. ) Nutt. (ST-LT, C, R) 62 Cypress family (Cupressaceae) 11. *western redcedar, Thuja plicata Donn (LT, C) 64 12. *Alaska-cedar, Chamaecyparis nootkatensis (D. Don) Spach (MT-LT, C) 66 13. common juniper, Juniperus communis L. (PS-SS, I-C) 68 14. creeping juniper, Juniperus horizontalis Moench (PS, I) 69 Willow family (Salicaceae) 15. *balsam poplar, Populus balsamifera L. (MT-LT, I-c) 72 16. *black cottonwood, Populus trichocarpa Torr.

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