Covers all nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Region and includes trees found in adjacent Monterey and Mendocino counties. The mild Mediterranean climate of the area nurtures an enormous variety of trees: oaks, redwoods, dogwood, redbud, maple and many others. This is an ideal guide, with informative species accounts and copious illustrations. It provides detailed tips on learning to use keys and other aids.
Glenn Keator teaches at Merritt College and is coauthor of the CD Rom Wildflowers of the San Francisco Bay Area (1999, with Diane Fristrom and John Game), author of The Life of an Oak: An Intimate Portrait (1998), and coauthor of In Full View: Three Ways of Seeing California Plants (1995, with Linda Yamane and Ann Lewis).