Trees and Shrubs of Minnesota

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10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Book/Magazine
Abstract: 

Practical, comprehensive, and packed with information-the indispensable guide for identifying trees and shrubs in Minnesota.

With more than two hundred tree, shrub, and woody vine species in Minnesota, anyone with an interest in the outdoors has likely encountered an unfamiliar plant and wondered about its name, origin, characteristics, and habitat. In this new identification resource, the state's foremost botanist and endangered species expert Welby R. Smith provides authoritative, accessible, and up-to-date information on the state's native and naturalized woody plant species.

This fully illustrated resource features:

  • Easy identification: more than one thousand color photographs of fruit, flowers, bark, and leaves for every species, as well as more than one hundred illustrations by botanical artist Vera Ming Wong
  • Distribution maps: more than five hundred maps, including state and North American range maps
  • Interesting background: descriptions of each species' habitat, natural history, and ecology, which provide context to the entries
  • Comprehensive coverage: includes all native and naturalized trees, shrubs, and woody vines in Minnesota from Abies balsamea to Zanthozylum americanum.
  • Written for everyone from scientists and environmentalists to teachers and people interested in horticulture and gardening, Trees and Shrubs of Minnesota will engage and educate anyone with a curiosity about the natural world.

    Welby R. Smith is a botanist for the Division of Ecological Resources at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. He is the author of Orchids of Minnesota (Minnesota, 1993).

    640 pages | 1027 color photos, 154 tables, 506 maps | 8 x 10 | October 2008

    ISBN: 978-0-8166-4065-2
    ISBN-10: 0-8166-4065-3

    Author: 
    Welby R. Smith
    Topic Areas: 
    Natural Sciences
    Education
    Botany
    Target Audience: 
    All
    All
    Geographic Location: 
    All Minnesota
    Pages/Length: 
    640 pp.
    Date Produced/Published: 
    10/1/08
    Fee: 
    Yes
    Cost: 
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    Library loan: 
    No
    Is training required?: 
    No
    Seasonal: 
    No
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