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Tree Finder - A Manual for the Identification of Trees and Their Leaves

The Bottom Line

Tree Finder is the best economy-priced, pocket-sized tree identification manual available for trees east of Rocky Mountains. Ideal for people on budgets and those who need a carry along manual.
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Pros

  • This pint-sized manual identifies 300 trees.
  • Leaf illustrations, key, tips make for quick ID.
  • Easiest Leaf ID Book in Print

Cons

  • Ignores many lesser known tree species.

Description

  • The key is dichotomous. You select the best of two questions until identification.
  • Lists a tree's habitat, shapes of mature trees and "people associated" places a tree can be found.
  • A natural range distribution map is included with each tree.
  • Fifty-eight pages are full of tips that help in identifying North America's common native trees.

Guide Review - Tree Finder

May T. Watts' Tree Finder is the best pocket-sized tree identification manual available for trees east of Rocky Mountains. Fifty-eight illustrated pages are crammed full of tips that help in identifying 300 of North America's most common native trees. The manual provides the tree's habitat, the shape of a mature tree and "people associated" places the tree can be found. A natural range distribution map is included with each tree. Each leaf illustration is drawn to scale with size conversions listed. The key is dichotomous. You select the best of two questions until identification. Many times you can skip the key if you review the leaf illustrations and have some knowledge of individual tree species.
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