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By Michael Kuhns

Obtainable and informative, this entire consultant to the all local and brought bushes of the Intermountain West is a great addition to the library of the house owner, landscaper, recreationist, visitor, or scholar during this huge and specified area of the yank Rocky Mountain West. comprises identity keys and 1000's of authoritative illustrations.

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I. Title. K84 1998 582. 16' 09792-dc2 198-17347 CIP Page v Contents Acknowledgments vii Introduction 1 Native or Non-native? 1 Trees of Utah's "Dixie" 2 Common Names and Latin Names Why You Should Know the Difference 3 Tree Parts 4 List of Included Trees 23 Species Descriptions 31 Gymnosperms 32 Angiosperms 75 Tree Selection Guide 243 Crabapple Selection Guide 272 USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 277 Tree Identification Keys 295 Glossary 325 Index 334 Page vii Acknowledgments The production of this book was supported by Utah State University Cooperative Extension, USU's Department of Forest Resources and College of Natural Resources, the Utah Community Forest Council, Utah Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands, and USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry.

Trees native to Utah and to portions of surrounding states are noted in this book with the symbol ¨. Most of the species that we see in our towns and cities are not native, but are planted for their ornamental or other characteristics and are called introduced species. A few are naturalized;they are not native but have escaped cultivation and are growing and reproducing in the wild. Growing native trees in cultivated landscapes generally is a good idea and should be encouraged. Many wonderful and interesting native tree species do well on a variety of sites in Utah and the Intermountain West, from high Page 2 alpine areas to mountain stream-sides to desert canyons.

They also connect with the phloem. Rays may be large and Page 21 Ring-porous Cross-Section (photo from Behr) Cross-section of a white oak stem with large early-wood pores or vessels (EWP), small late-wood pores (LW), an annual growth ring consisting of early- and late-wood (AR), and large rays (WR) (about 10x). 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.

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