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Trees and Shrubs of Minnesota

2008
Author:

Welby R. Smith

Trees and Shrubs of Minnesota

Practical, comprehensive, and packed with information—the indispensable guide for identifying trees and shrubs in Minnesota

With more than two hundred tree, shrub, and woody vine species in Minnesota, anyone with an interest in the outdoors has likely encountered an unfamiliar plant and wondered about its name, origin, characteristics, and habitat. In this new identification resource, the state’s foremost botanist and endangered species expert Welby R. Smith provides authoritative, accessible, and up-to-date information on the state’s native and naturalized woody plant species.

A first-of-its-kind comprehensive guide to Minnesota’s 250 native and naturalized trees, shrubs and vines. Trees and Shrubs of Minnesota is written for everyone . . . Trees and Shrubs of Minnesota provides authoritative, accessible, up-to-date information on the state’s native and naturalized woody plant species.

Citizen’s Advocate

With more than two hundred tree, shrub, and woody vine species in Minnesota, anyone with an interest in the outdoors has likely encountered an unfamiliar plant and wondered about its name, origin, characteristics, and habitat. In this new identification resource, the state’s foremost botanist and endangered species expert Welby R. Smith provides authoritative, accessible, and up-to-date information on the state’s native and naturalized woody plant species.

This fully illustrated resource features:

• Easy identification: more than one thousand color photographs of fruit, flowers, bark, and leaves for every species, as well as more than one hundred illustrations by botanical artist Vera Ming Wong

• Distribution maps: more than five hundred maps, including state and North American range maps

• Interesting background: descriptions of each species’ habitat, natural history, and ecology, which provide context to the entries

• Comprehensive coverage: includes all native and naturalized trees, shrubs, and woody vines in Minnesota from Abies balsamea to Zanthozylum americanum.

Written for everyone from scientists and environmentalists to teachers and people interested in horticulture and gardening, Trees and Shrubs of Minnesota will engage and educate anyone with a curiosity about the natural world.

Trees and Shrubs of Minnesota

Welby R. Smith is a botanist for the Division of Ecological Resources at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. He is the author of Orchids of Minnesota (Minnesota, 1993).

Trees and Shrubs of Minnesota

A first-of-its-kind comprehensive guide to Minnesota’s 250 native and naturalized trees, shrubs and vines. Trees and Shrubs of Minnesota is written for everyone . . . Trees and Shrubs of Minnesota provides authoritative, accessible, up-to-date information on the state’s native and naturalized woody plant species.

Citizen’s Advocate

This is a book for everyone . . . you’re sure to happily lose yourself in this vast volume. If you’re looking to identify that stupid tree the city of St. Paul planted on your boulevard ten years ago and left to drop pellets all over your sidewalk every spring, cracking Trees and Shrubs of Minnesota is the next best thing to inviting Welby Smith over to take a look-see himself.

Twin Cities Daily Planet

A highly readable, well-organized guide that’s of value for scientists and experts as well as for armchair naturalists.

Rochester Post-Bulletin

This is a beautiful as well as useful book. Smith has gathered his life’s work on these plants and given us a book to be treasured. This book sets a new standard for presentation and production for a flora of this or any type. Trees and Shrubs of Minnesota deserves a place on your reference shelf.

Friends School Catalog

Practical, comprehensive, and packed with information—the indispensable guide for identifying trees and shrubs in Minnesota.

Northeastern Naturalist

This book sets a new standard for presentation and production for a flora of this or any type.

Community Reporter

While it’s hard to picture people lugging this heavy hardback on walks, it is easy to see them running home to page through it and find matches for the plants they saw outdoors.

Star Tribune

This lavishly illustrated and information-packed volume will appeal to a broad audience with interest in woody plants. Tress and Shrubs of Minnesota would be a valuable addition to the library of anyone living in a floristically related area.

Rhodora

Trees and Shrubs of Minnesota is written for everyone from scientists and environmental professionals to teachers and people who are interested in horticulture and gardening.

Roseville-Little Canada Review