The Bottom Line
Winter Tree Finder is the best economy-priced, pocket-sized tree identification manual available of dormant winter trees east of Rocky Mountains. Ideal for people on budgets and those who need a carry along manual.
- This pocket manual identifies over 200 deciduous trees during dormant winter.
- Profuse twig and fruit illustrations, a key and tips make for quick winter ID.
- Easiest twig and fruit ID book in print.
- Ignores many lesser known tree species.
- 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.
Guide Review - Winter Tree Finder
May and Tom Watts' Winter Tree Finder is one of the best pocket-sized tree manuals available for deciduous winter tree identification east of Rocky Mountains. Sixty-two pages are crammed full of tips and profusely illustrated with twigs and fruit that help in identifying over 200 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 twig and fruit illustration is coupled with exact descriptions of primary identifying features. The key is dichotomous. You select the best of two questions until identification. Many times you can skip the key if you review the twig and fruit illustrations and have some knowledge of individual tree species.