Philadelphia Trees

Author: Edward S. Barnard
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780231152495
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Philadelphia Trees is a pocket-sized resource for identifying the native trees, commonly encountered exotics, and popular ornamentals of the Philadelphia metropolitan area and adjacent counties in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Each of the 118 tree-identification entries features a description of a tree species or several related species; a list of places to see specimens; individual photos of leaves, bark, fruits, and seeds; striking portrait photos, and winter-silhouette drawings. The guide also contains a section on more than fifty of the best parks, botanical gardens, and preserves for viewing trees in and around Philadelphia. Included in this section are ten maps identifying specific trees in such places as Fairmount Park, one of the world's largest urban parks, and the Morris Arboretum, the official arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. A third section, "Great Trees of Philadelphia," highlights fifty special, historic, and record-breaking trees. Using this field guide, nature lovers will be able to identify and locate the fantastic trees that this unique region, sometimes called "the cradle of American horticulture," has to offer.

The Urban Tree Book

Author: Arthur Plotnik
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0307718360
Size: 57.71 MB
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Open The Urban Tree Book and discover the joys of forest trekking--right in your city or town. This first-of-a-kind field guide introduces readers to the trees on their block, in neighborhood parks, and throughout the urban landscape. Unlike traditional tree guides with dizzying numbers of woodland species, The Urban Tree Book explores nature in the city, describing some 200 tree types likely to be found on North America's streets and surrounding spaces, including suburban settings. With telling descriptions and precise botanical detail, this unique guide not only identifies trees but brings them to life through history, lore, anecdotes, up-to-date facts, and hundreds of fascinating characteristics. More than 175 graceful illustrations capture the charm of trees in urban settings and depict leaf, flower, fruit, and bark features for identification and appreciation. The Urban Tree Book will inform even the most knowledgeable plant person and delight urbanites who simply enjoy strolling beneath the shade of welcoming trees. An engaging excursion into the "urban forest," this complete guide to city trees will both entertain and enlighten nature lovers, urban hikers, gardeners, and everyone curious about their environment. Includes a tree planting-and-care section, tree primer, and exploration guide Is backed by the expertise of the renowned Morton Arboretum Incorporates new "urban forestry" perspectives Covers urban trees across the continent Lists key organizations and institutions for tree lovers Selects the best tree sites on the Internet Updates many guides by 20 years From the Trade Paperback edition.

Philadelphia A Guide To The Nation S Birthplace

Author: Best Books on
Publisher: Best Books on
ISBN: 1623760585
Size: 56.98 MB
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compiled by the Federal Writers' Project, Works Progress Administration, for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ; sponsored by the Pennsylvania Historical Commission.

The Story Of A Forest

Author: Robert Kuhn McGregor
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476630666
Size: 23.78 MB
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 The re-established forests of the Upper Delaware exist as a living reminder of centuries of both exploitation and good intentions. Emerging after the last glaciation, they were first modified by Native Americans to promote hunting and limited agriculture. The forests began to disappear as Europeans clear-cut farmland and fed sawmills and tanneries. The advent of the railroad accelerated demand and within 30 years industry had consumed virtually every mature tree in the valley, leaving barren hillsides subject to erosion and flooding. Even as unchecked cutting continued, conservation efforts began to save what little remained. A century and a half later, a forest for the 21st century has emerged—an ecological patchwork protected by a web of governmental agencies, yet still subject to danger from humans.

Insight City Guide Philadelphia

Author: John Gattuso
Publisher: Insight Guides
ISBN: 9789812585677
Size: 30.28 MB
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Insight City Guides are the next generation in travel guides. Lively essays by local writers, hundreds of full-color photos, dozens of maps, a user-friendly format, and expert advice on the not-to-be-missed attractions all come together in the most portable, affordable, comprehensive travel guide on the market.