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Trees and Shrubs of Kentucky

Trees and Shrubs of Kentucky

Mary E. Wharton
Roger W. Barbour
Copyright Date: 1973
Pages: 592
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    Trees and Shrubs of Kentucky
    Book Description:

    This authoritative volume provides a comprehensive guide to the 282 species of woody plants found in Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, and Eastern Missouri. Illustrated with more than 1,150 photographs, this book shows not only leaves and bark, but also buds, flowers, and fruits to enable you to recognize trees at any season. Complete with an identification guide that really works, this beautiful book will be valuable to both specialist and amateur.

    eISBN: 978-0-8131-5751-1
    Subjects: Botany & Plant Sciences

Table of Contents

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-vi)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. vii-viii)
  3. Preface
    (pp. ix-x)
  4. Introduction
    (pp. 1-7)

    Trees enrich man’s life, yet the march of civilization has needlessly been accompanied by sylvie ignorance and apathy. With the conviction that knowledge precedes appreciation, the authors present this book to the layman.

    On a hot summer day one is grateful for a shade along a city street or in a residential lawn, and livestock clustered under trees in a pasture benefit from the coolness of shade and often from greener grass. Trees and shrubs, with beauty of form and color, soften the landscape, and without trees our parks would not be havens of serenity to relieve the tensions of...

  5. [Map]
    (pp. 8-8)
  6. Part I. The Woody Vegetation of Kentucky in Ecological Perspective
    (pp. 9-34)

    The woody flora of Kentucky, as well as the herbaceous, contains a variety of geographical elements. It has many Appalachian species which are also found in the Appalachian sections of adjacent states; it contains some southern species which extend northward only into our southern tier of counties. Also it contains some northern species occurring at the highest elevations, our coolest climates, located in southeast Kentucky, and occurring also in a few other relict colonies remaining from the time of Pleistocene glaciation when the southern Appalachians provided refuge for northern plants. The Purchase region, which is part of the Mississippi Embayment,...

  7. Part II. Plates & Descriptions
    (pp. 35-492)
  8. Part III. Natural History Accounts of the Species Arranged According to Families
    (pp. 493-566)
  9. Suggested References for Continued Study
    (pp. 567-568)
  10. Illustrated Glossary
    (pp. 569-574)
  11. Index to Scientific & Common Names
    (pp. 575-584)