The Bottom Line
Fall Color Finder is the best economy-priced, pocket-sized fall color identification manual available for trees east of Rocky Mountains. Ideal for people on budgets and those who need a carry along manual.
- This pint-sized manual identifies more than 150 fall leaves.
- Leaf photos in full color with key markers for quick ID.
- Easiest to use Fall leaf ID book in print.
- The key is a little hard to use without some botanical experience.
- The key is dichotomous. You select the best of two questions until identification.
- Lists a tree's range, the leaf size, leaf silhouette and a key.
- Many of the botanical terms are explained in the preface.
- 64 pages are full of tips that help in identifying North America's common native trees in fall color.
Guide Review - Fall Color Finder
C.Ritchie Bell and Anne H. Lindsey's Fall Color Finder is the best pocket-sized fall leaf identification manual available for common trees east of Rocky Mountains. Sixty-four illustrated pages are crammed full of tips that help in identifying 150 of North America's most common native trees in autumn. The manual provides a beautiful color leaf photo, the tree's range, the leaf size, silhouette and a key that helps you narrow the selections to a unique tree species. 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.