Linda Barker, our Big Tree Coordinator, suggests the following books for those who want to know more about our native trees.
Identifying Trees of the East: Michael D. Williams
This field-tested guide for identifying trees in any season, not just when they are in full leaf, features color photos and line drawings showing bark, branching patterns, fruits, flowers, nuts, and overall appearance in addition to leaf color and shape. (Amazon description) The paperback can be ordered as second hand copies as well
The Tree Identification Book: George Symonds
All of the more than 1500 photographs were made specifically for use in this book and were taken either in the field or of carefully collected specimens. Where possible, details such as leaves, fruit, etc., appear in actual size, or in the same scale. 272 pp.
The Nature of Oaks: Doug Tallamy