Native Trees of the Southeast

Native Trees of the Southeast Cover

Native Trees of the Southeast

An Identification Guide

By L. Katherine Kirkman; Claud L. Brown; Donald J. Leopold

Timber Press (OR), Paperback, 9780881928280, 370pp.

Publication Date: July 15, 2007

The diversity of woody plants in the Southeast is unparalleled in North America. "Native Trees of the Southeast" is a practical, compact field guide for the identification of the more than 225 trees native to the region, from the Carolinas and eastern Tennessee south through Georgia into northern Florida and west through Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas into eastern Texas. For confident identification, nearly 600 photographs, close to 500 of them in color, illustrate leaves, flowers and fruits or cones, bark, and twigs with buds. Full descriptions are accompanied by keys for plants in both summer and winter condition, as well as over 200 range maps. Crucial differences between plants that may be mistaken for each other are discussed and notes on the uses of the trees in horticulture, forestry, and for wildlife are included.

About the Author
L. Katherine Kirkman is at the J. W. Jones Ecological Research Center in Newton, Georgia.

Claud L. Brown is retired from the University of Georgia.

Donald J. Leopold has been studying native plants for nearly 30 years. He is currently at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry, State University of New York, Syracuse. His "Native Plants of the Northeast" (2005) is also published by Timber Press.