Studies of Trees
Lecturer on Ornamental and
Shade Trees, Yale University Forest School;
Forester to the Department of
Parks, Brooklyn, N. Y.
presenting this volume, the author is aware that there
are several excellent books, dealing with one phase or
another of tree life, already before the public. It is
believed, however, that there is still need for an
all-round book, adapted to the beginner, which gives in
a brief and not too technical way the most important
facts concerning the identification, structure and uses
of our more common trees, and which considers their
habits, enemies and care both when growing alone and
when growing in groups or forests.
chapters on the identification of trees, the aim has
been to bring before the student only such characters
and facts as shall help him to distinguish the tree
readily during all seasons of the year. Special stress
is laid in each case on the most striking peculiarities.
Possible confusion with other trees of similar
appearance is prevented as far as possible through
comparisons with trees of like form or habit.
information is given concerning the structure and
requirements of trees as will enable the reader better
to understand the subsequent chapters. In the second
half of the book, practical application is made of the
studentís general knowledge thus acquired, and he is
acquainted with the fundamental principles of