Native Trees of the Midwest: Identification, Wildlife Values, and Landscaping Use Second Edition

Native Trees of the Midwest:  Identification, Wildlife Values, and Landscaping U
Author: 
Sally S. Weeks, Harmon P. Weeks, Jr., and George R. Parker
Publisher: 
Purdue University Press
Publication Date: 
2010
ISBN: 
978–1–557–53572–6

Paper, 357 pp., $45.00

The purpose of this work by three forestry authorities is to acquaint students, professionals, and the public with the trees of the Midwest region. Organized into color-coded sections by leaf type (evergreen or deciduous), each species has descriptions and photographs of significant features, plus a locator map for the species. In addition to corrections to the original work, this updated second edition includes nonnative (introduced) species often found in a locale; these may have become invasive and become confused with similar appearing native species. The authors also provide a reader-friendly key for both native and exotic woody perennials to encourage all readers to become more competent in their identification.

— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden

Volume: 
13
Number: 
1