List of Plates Preface Introduction How the Book Is Organized Classification Nomenclature How to Use the Book to Identify Trees and Shrubs California's Forests and Woodlands CONIFERS Key to Genera Descriptions of Genera and Species BROADLEAVED TREES AND SHRUBS Key to Groups Key to Genera Descriptions of Genera and Species Appendix A: Genera Grouped by Distinctive Morphological Features Conifers Broadleaved Trees and Shrubs Appendix B: Checklist of Trees and Shrubs Gnetophytes Conifers Broadleaved Trees and Shrubs Glossary References Index
John D. Stuart is Professor of Forestry at Humboldt State University. John O. Sawyer is Professor of Botany at Humboldt State University and coauthor, with T. Keeler-Wolf, of A Manual of California Vegetation (1995), among other books. Andrea J. Pickart is an ecologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
"Finally a guide to the woody plants of wildland California! The easy-to-follow vegetative keys, revealing drawings, crisp color photos, and handy range maps combine to make this a beautiful, reader-friendly resource to the novice and the expert alike. Each species has a page of text, including notes on habitat, morphology, and economic importance." - Michael Barbour, editor of California's Changing Landscapes "I love this book. It is warmly welcome as a guide for California's avid public, a public that includes natural history lovers, conservationists, consultants, agencies, and public and private land managers. It is useful, usable, packed with accurate information, and cannot help but assist us in the difficult job of preserving our natural heritage." - Jake Sigg, President, California Native Plant Society"