By Canopy Team on June 1, 2022
Grab one of our favorite field guides and escape the indoors during national Great Outdoors Month this June.
National Audubon Society: Field Guide to Trees, Western Region by Elbert L. Little
A compact and comprehensive field guide of 700 species of trees, detailed in beautiful, full-color photographs of leaf shape, bark, flowers, fruit, and fall leaves, and accompanied by informative text. For beginners and advanced tree-peepers.
National Wildlife Federation: Field Guide to Trees of North America by Kershner, Mathews, Nelson & Spellenberg
This single, portable volume features more than 700 tree species and varieties, with special emphasis on their leaves, bark, fruits, and flowers. More than 2,000 stunning images show these trees in their natural habitats. The guide has a waterproof cover.
Buy it (online only)
The Sibley Guide to Trees (Sibley Guides) by David Allen Sibley
An astonishingly elegant guide to a complex subject. With more than 4,100 meticulous, exquisitely detailed paintings, the Guide highlights the often subtle similarities and distinctions between more than 600 tree species native trees as well as many introduced species.
The Tree Book: Superior Selections for Landscapes, Streetscapes, and Gardens by Michael A. Dirr and Keith S. Warren
“A boon to all those who plant, care for, and love trees.”—Nina Bassuk, author of Trees in the Urban Landscape.
The Tree Book is the go-to reference for more than 2,400 species and cultivars, from two of the biggest names in horticulture.