The mild Mediterranean climate of the San Francisco Bay Region nurtures an enormous variety of trees: majestic oaks and coast redwoods, lovely flowering dogwood and western redbud, graceful bigleaf maple, and many others. This guidebook, with its easy-to-use keys, informative species accounts, and copious illustrations, is the perfect guide to California's native and naturalized trees for those who want a handy, authoritative manual to carry into the field.
o Species descriptions give fascinating and little-known facts about each tree and suggest locales to visit for viewing them
o 250 color photographs illustrate traits essential for identification and show surrounding habitats for many species
o Provides detailed tips on learning to use keys and other identification aids
o Covers all nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Region and includes trees found in adjacent Monterey and Mendocino counties
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).
“Beautifully illustrated . . . this should prove useful for both amateur and professional tree people.”—D. F. Karnosky Choice: Current Reviews For Academic Libraries