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By Michael Kuhns

ISBN-10: 0585033684

ISBN-13: 9780585033686

ISBN-10: 0874212448

ISBN-13: 9780874212440

Obtainable and informative, this accomplished advisor to the all local and brought bushes of the Intermountain West is a welcome boost to the library of the home-owner, landscaper, recreationist, visitor, or pupil during this huge and precise zone of the yank Rocky Mountain West. contains identity keys and hundreds of thousands of authoritative illustrations.

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The center of the stem is down in the photo. easily seen, as in the oaks, or small and hard to see, as in cottonwood. They show up best and largest in cross-sections and surfaces cut lengthwise through the middle of the trunk. Ring-porous and diffuse porous Wood of broadleaved trees can be classified as ring-porous, diffuse-porous, or semiring-porous. Ring-porous wood has vessels or pores in the Page 22 Diffuse-porous Cross-Section (photo from Behr) Cross-section of a maple stem with indistinct early- wood (EP) and late-wood pores (LP) and an annual growth ring (AR) (about 10x).

Is noted under the flower/fruit description (see page 15 for a discussion of these terms). Flowering dates, when noted, will be much later for trees grown on cooler than normal sites or at high elevations. Very distinctive characteristics are indicated by bold lettering. The species in this list are organized by family and genus. The families are organized under the broad groups gymnosperms and angiosperms. Trees native to Utah and portions of the surrounding states are denoted by a ¨ symbol preceding the common name.

Summer-wood, on the outside of an annual ring, has smaller pores or vessels packed closer together with thicker walls and may be darker in color. Sapwood and heartwood Each year as a new annual ring is added by the cambium to the outside of a tree's stem, some of the wood in the middle of the tree is chemically Page 20 Softwood Cross-Section (photo from Behr) Cross-section of a pine stem with thin-walled early- wood or spring-wood (EW) from one growth ring, thicker walled latewood or summer-wood (LW) from an older growth ring, and resin canals or ducts (RC) (about 10x).

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