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New Edition of Forest Trees of Illinois Available

Posted by Sarah Navrotski -

This looks like a great new reference for any gardener. I will order one for the Master Gardener Help Line!

"Since 1927, Forest Trees of Illinois has been the definitive field guide for native and introduced trees of the Prairie State and the 2009 10the edition is available for just $10 from the University of Illinois.

"This is a book every Illinoisan should have in their backpack and on the bookshelf," said .

The book provides a comprehensive overview of almost 150 native and introduced tree species that are found in Illinois. Species are presented by common and scientific name. Descriptions include detailed information on growth form, bark, leaves, twigs, buds, flowers, fruit, wood, uses, habitat, range, and distinguishing features. Each description is illustrated with a photo of the bark, drawings of leaves, twigs, and fruit, and an Illinois range map.

Features of the 2009 edition include:

* Waterproof cover

* Handy 5" x 8" size

* New glossary of botanical terms

* Updated species information

* Leaf, twig, and fruit illustrations

* New, high-resolution bark photos

* Updated species distribution maps

* Index of common and scientific names

Forest Trees of Illinois is the ideal resource for naturalists, homeowners, landowners, hunters, weekend campers, students, teachers, and natural resources professionals. To order, go to the U of I PubsPlus website (https://pubsplus.uiuc.edu/C1396.html)."

Source: Jay Hayek, jhayek@illinois.edu



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