A diverse array of native coniferous and deciduous trees and, in some places, naturalized exotics comprises majestic northeastern forests and woodlands. 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.
Richard M. DeGraaf is Chief Research Wildlife Biologist and Leader of the U.S. Forest Service's Wildlife Habitat Research Unit at Amherst, Massachusetts. He is author or coauthor of numerous books on wildlife and forestry, including New England Wildlife (UPNE, 2001), Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Attracting Birds, second edition, revised (UPNE, 2002), and Landowner's Guide to Wildlife Habitat (UPNE, 2005).
Paul E. Sendak is Research Forester and Forest Economist at the U.S. Forest Service Northeastern Research Station in Durham, New Hampshire, where he specializes in management of northern conifers and northern hardwoods. He is widely published on a range of forestry topics.
"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