Native Trees of the Midwest is a definitive guide to identifying trees in Indiana and surrounding states, written by three leading forestry experts. Descriptive text explains how to identify every species in any season, and color photographs show all important characteristics. Not only does the book allow the user to identify trees and learn of their ecological and distributional attributes, but it also presents an evaluation of each species relative to its potential ornamental value for those interested in landscaping. Since tree species have diverse values to wildlife, an evaluation of wildlife uses is presented with a degree of detail available nowhere else. This second edition contains a chapter on introduced species that have become naturalized and invasive throughout the region. All accounts have been reviewed and modifications made when necessary to reflect changes in taxonomy, status, or wildlife uses. Keys have been modified to incorporate introduced species.
All at the forestry and natural resources department at Purdue University, Weeks (tree identification), Harmon P. Weeks (habitat management), and George Parker (emeritus, old-growth forests) expand the 2005 first edition to include 12 non-native species that have become problematic, and may be confused with natives. Some of the information is corrected or updated and some new photographs added. The keys have also been revised to incorporate the new species. An illustrated glossary is provided. Conifers come first, then hardwoods, and finally introduced species. Range maps and color photographs of identifying features accompany text on form and size, habitat, wildlife uses, landscaping value, and similar species. (AnnotationC2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)