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Illustrations of Common Eastern United States Trees - Charles Sprague Sargent

Botanist Charles Sprague Sargent's Tree Plates

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Botanist Charles Sprague Sargent was a Harvard University botany graduate and American Civil War veteran. Sargent went on to found Harvard's Arnold Arboretum.

Here is a collection of illustrations of the most common trees found in the United States. Although most noted for his work as the director of a nationally recognised arboretum, Charles Sprague Sargent was a talented illustrator of tree's and their parts.

Professor Sargent was often referred to as knowing "more about trees than any other living person". He has left this legacy of tree illustrations that have supported students of tree identification for more than a century.

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Illustration of Sugar Maple - Charles Sprague Sargent Tree Leaf PlateAmerican Basswood, Tillia americanaIllustration of American Basswood - Charles Sprague Sargent Tree Leaf PlateAmerican Beech, Fagus grandifolia Illustration of American Beech - Charles Sprague Sargent Tree Leaf PlateAmerican Holly, Ilex opacaIllustration of American Holly - Charles Sprague Sargent Tree Leaf Plate
American Sycamore, Platanus occidentalis Illustration of American Sycamore - Charles Sprague Sargent Tree Leaf PlateBaldcypress, Taxodium distichum Illustration of Baldcypress - Charles Sprague Sargent Tree Leaf PlateBlack Cherry, Prunus serotina Illustration of Black Cherry - Charles Sprague Sargent Tree Leaf PlateRiver Birch, Betula nigra Illustration of River Birch - Charles Sprague Sargent Tree Leaf Plate
Blackgum, Nyssa sylvaticaIllustration of Blackgum - Charles Sprague Sargent Tree Leaf PlateBlack Locust, Robinia pseudoacaciaIllustration of Black Locust - Charles Sprague Sargent Tree Leaf PlateBlack OakIllustration of Black Oak - Charles Sprague Sargent Tree Leaf PlateBlack Walnut, Juglans nigra  Illustration of Black Walnut - Charles Sprague Sargent Tree Leaf Plate
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