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New York City Trees: A Field Guide for the Metropolitan Area

Edward S. Barnard

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September, 2002
Paper, 240 pages, full color throughout
ISBN: 978-0-231-12835-3
$19.95 / £13.95

If you're not a tree lover now, this pocket-sized gem—dedicated to the idea that every species of tree has a story and every individual tree has a history—will make you one. Produced in consultation with the City's Parks and Recreation department and the New York Tree Trust, this book is a reference to the stories of New York City's trees, complete with photographs, tree silhouettes, leaf and fruit morphologies, and charming and informative explanatory texts. It is divided into four sections: “The Best Places to See Trees,” full of insider's tips and helpful maps; “New York City's Great Trees,” a directory of the oldest, strangest, most beautiful trees; “The Tree Guide,” arranged for ease of identification by leaf shape and size; and, finally, “Sources and Resources” for future investigation.

With over 700 beautiful color photographs, drawings, and detailed maps, this is the ultimate field guide to the trees of the Big Apple and the metropolitan region.

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About the Author

Edward Sibley Barnard is an editor, writer, and photographer specializing in fully illustrated how-to and nature books for adults and children. He lives and tree-watches in New York City.

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