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by John Laird Farrar

John Laird Farrar is a Fitzhenry and Whiteside author. I wish you all the luck in your hunt for a Tree identification book. As I said, Trees in Canada provides a nice visual guide for several of Canada's species, however there is room for improvement.

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John Laird Farrar(1913- 1996), P. Trees in Canada was completed a year before he died. This comprehensive volume on Canada's trees reflects the spirit and intellect of a truly great scientist and teacher. devoted nearly 60 years of his life to the study and advancement of forest science. A graduate of the University of Toronto where he was the first Canadian winner of the Schlich Memorial Prize, Dr. Farrar worked in the forest industry and later with the Canadian Forest Service before serving as a flight lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II. In 1955 he received his P. from Yale University. Customers who bought this item also bought.

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by. Farrar, John Laird, 1913-. Trees - Canada - Identification. Co-published by the Canadian Forest Service in cooperation with the Canada Communication Group Publishing. DON720/2014 (Oshawa copy). Includes bibliographical references (p. 461-465) and indexes. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Trent University Library Donation. Internet Archive Books.

Trees in Canada book. Wonderful natural science reference. The life work of Dr. Farrar. Can be used as an identification guide but its real strength is the treatment of each tree species. Line drawings for taxonomy and colour pictures for identification.

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Ten years in preparation, this is the most comprehensive book on the trees ofCanada and the northern United States ever published Trees in Canada by John Laird Farrar, 97815.

Books to get you started if you're just learning to identify trees & shrubs. Trees in Canada John Laird Farrar. Excellent book! THE definitive and authoritative guide to trees in Canada. The Tree Identification Book George . Symonds & Stephen V. Chelminski. A unique photographic-only key to trees. The Shrub Identification Book George . Almost every other book on American trees is selective, but this one assures you of identifying any native tree; it includes 185 genera and 717 species of trees (and many shrubs) found in the United States, Canada, and Alaska. 783 sharp, clear line drawings illustrate leaves, flowers, and fruit.

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Trees provide many benefits in urban settings. Interesting form, fast growing, resistant to Dutch Elm Disease. Sources:, Trees in Canada (John Laird Farrar), Native Trees of Canada (. They clean the air, reduce stormwater runoff, provide habitat for birds and other wildlife, and enhance the urban landscape. Street trees have an enormous impact on our urban environment.

Ten years in preparation, this is the most comprehensive book on the trees of Canada and the northern United States ever published. Trees In Canada features:

The Ultimate forest reference book for Canada and the northern USA. Not only native trees like the esteemed "Native Trees of Canada" by Hosie (originally printed by the Dominion Forestry Service), but also commonly-planted exotics. Well-organized and laid out, includes French names and Scientific (Latin) names, growth habit, variants, uses, range, and has many pictures for reference of bark, leaves, flowers, and seeds. If you like working in the woods, walking in the woods, if you have a woodlot, this is the book for you!
Great info for North America!
Book is in perfect condition! Shipping was said to be within a couple days, but it took about 2 weeks.
The book covers all the native tree species of Canada except the genus Crataegus (hawthorns, only 10 native species described). Many introduced species are described too. This is not exclusively an identification book: the descriptions include basic information about regeneration and ecology. For most of the species, there are very useful distribution maps, good line drawings of shoot, bud, leaf, fruit and growing habit, and photos of flower, fruit, young bark and mature bark. Unfortunately, there is usually not any leaf photos.

Identification keys are not easy to use, because they are at the end of the book. There are also not keys for all the genera. However, the biggest drawback is that many hard-to-identify genera are described very briefly. For example, many of the Salix (willow) species are described in 1/3 page, whereas e.g. Ginkgo (a species very easy to identify) has two pages as have most of the species in the book. For field use the book could be thinner.
When we moved from the Prairies to Vancouver Island in the early 1970s, my dad was intrigued
by the trees around us on our property, trees he was unfamiliar with. He asked one long-time local
the identity of a particular evergreen tree. The answer: "it's some kind of Christmas tree."
My dad went to a bookstore and bought a copy of a government of Canada publication called
"Native Trees of Canada." He found out that the tree he had asked about was a Douglas Fir. Over the years
that book became dog-eared and dirty at the corners. "Trees in Canada" is the modern incarnation
of that older edition. Besides some changes to the way the book is organized and the inclusion now of
trees that have become naturalized (ie not strictly native), the book still has the wonderful spirit
and substance it always had. I don't have the old book to compare it with, but I suspect that
many of the pictures in this edition and the 1970s edition are shared. The same is true for the
text. The updates in this edition have been done with sensitivity, effectively improving on
the old classic while not taking anything away.

The book is technical while being fun to read, highly informative, and completely accessible to lay
readers like my dad and me. For each tree there is a 2 page section covering identification,range,
size, uses, wood hardness and characteristics and all other pertinent info.

This is a book I always come back to for reference and sometimes when I just want to lose myself
in the forest regions of the country and the trees that grow in them. There is a certain timeless
gravity that draws me to this book and always will. I've seen other attempts at similar material, but
like Coke, this is the real thing.
This is the same book as "Trees of the Northern United States and Canada" by the same author. As I understand it Canadian books cannot be sold in the US, so this one got a US dust cover and a new ISBN number and became a US book. And a quite attractive one it is too: this is a lot better buy than George W.D. Symonds' "The Tree identification book".
I got this book for a first year forestry couse for university and I keep going back to it. Well organized, great pictures including maps of the trees ranges. Also gives information on identification, habitat and reproductive structures. A must have!
Trees In Canada ebook
John Laird Farrar
Biological Sciences
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Fitzhenry & Whiteside; 1 edition (September 15, 1995)
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