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