Native and Naturalized Trees of New England and Adjacent Canada

A Field Guide

Richard DeGraaf and Paul E. Sendak

A diverse array of native coniferous and deciduous trees and, in some places, naturalized exotics comprises majestic northeastern forests and woodlands. Naturalists of all ages and abilities will celebrate the publication of Native and Naturalized Trees of New England and Adjacent Canada: A Field Guide. This authoritative guide offers taxonomy, range, detailed notes on botanical features (leaves, buds, bark, twigs, flowers, and fruit), and a general description for each of eighty-two species of forest trees and twenty common shrubs found in the region. Identification is simplified: trees are grouped by leaf shape and arrangement and are keyed to symbols in the text. The authors supplement these comprehensive entries with a wealth of further information on species’ habitats, associated trees, shrubs, and flowering plants, historical details, wildlife values, and uses. Line drawings accompany each entry, and distribution maps are provided for all native species. The book includes an instructive glossary, a list of references, and a metric rule on the inside back cover that will facilitate identification of trees. Native and Naturalized Trees of New England and Adjacent Canada is destined to become a classic field guide on northeastern forest trees.

Paper: $22.95
ISBN-13: 9781584655459
Pages: 256 | Size: 4.5 in. x 7.5 in.
Date Published: May 31, 2006

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  • It has a close-to-home feel . . . an excellent field guide.

    Natural New England Magazine
  • The book’s strength is the amount of information it includes... [it's] small enough to take into the field. A very good guide.

    Northeastern Naturalist
  • The authors have produced a valuable field guide that will be of interest to a wide variety of nature enthusiasts seeking a handy, easy to use reference for identifying trees in the northeast.

    Dennis Magee
    Senior Author, Flora of the Northeast

About the Author

Richard M. Degraaf

Richard M. Degraaf is chief research wildlife biologist and leader of the wildlife habitat research unit, Northeastern Research Station, Amherst, Massachusetts. He has conducted research on breeding birds, small mammals, and amphibians in major forest cover types in New England and on wildlife habitat associations in the White Mountains for the past thirty years.


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