A Californian's Guide to the Trees Among Us

A Californian's Guide to the Trees Among Us

Book - 2011
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We bring the strength and beauty of the natural world into our urban landscapes by planting trees, and California is blessed with a rich horticultural history, visible in an abundance of cultivated trees that enrich our lives with extraordinary color, bizarre shapes, unusual textures,

and unexpected aromas. A Californians Guide to the Trees among Us features over 150 of Californias most commonly grown trees. Whether native or cultivated, these are the trees that muffle noise, create wildlife habitats, mitigate pollution, conserve energy, and make urban living healthier and more peaceful. Used as a field guide or read with pleasure for the liveliness of the prose, this book will allow readers to learn the stories behind the trees that shade our parks, grace our yards, and line our streets. Rich in photographs and illustrations, overflowing with anecdote and information, A Californians Guide to the Trees among Us opens our eyes to a world of beauty just outside our front doors.

Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Heyday, c2011.
ISBN: 9781597141475
Branch Call Number: 582.16097/RITTER
Characteristics: xxxvi, 153 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Alternative Title: Trees among us


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pacl_books Dec 27, 2017

Want to know the difference between a valley oak and a live oak? What about a coast redwood or a dawn redwood? Matt Ritter puts his botanical knowledge to work in this compact, illustrated guide to trees in California. The color photos and illustrations are superb.


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