Learn how to recognize trees you see every day by their bark; branching patterns; fruits, flowers, or nuts; and overall appearance. Created for in-the-field or at-home use, this guide is an easy-to-use resource that covers every common tree in western North America–from the eastern base of the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific coast. Hundreds of color images illustrate common trees Written in clear, straightforward language for both beginning and advanced botanists Tips for identification throughout a tree’s lifespan and in every season of the year ISBN 10: 0811714721 ISBN 13: 9780811714723