Lives of Conifers

Posted by 14.05. 2007 08:48:17 (6522 readers)

Lives of Conifers: A comparative account of the coniferous trees indigenous to Northeastern North Am

A comparative account of the coniferous trees indigenous to Northeastern North America | "What are the lives of trees, of conifers, like?. . . How do seedlings establish and develop into saplings? How do some seedlings stay alive for decades, marking time in the deep shade of the forest? How do the distinctive forms of saplings of the different species arise?. . . When, how, and where do cones come from? What is the sex life of a conifer? Where does pollen come from? What does pollen do?" - From the Introduction

A comparative account of the coniferous trees indigenous to Northeastern North America

Extensively illustrated with full-colour photographs, diagrams, and drawings by the author, Graham R. Powell's Lives of Conifers examines the complex and fascinating life cycles of the 12 coniferous trees that grow naturally in northeastern North America on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border.

Tracing their development from seeds and seedlings, to saplings, through the pole stage to maturity, old age, and death, the book is designed to pro-vide a comparison of each species at each stage of life, thus aiding in the recognition and identification of species at all stages of their existence. It includes descriptions of developmental processes and how they differ among the species.

The species covered in the book are: the balsam fir, eastern hemlock, tamarack larch, eastern white pine, jack pine, pitch pine, red pine, black spruce, red spruce, white spruce, eastern juniper, and eastern thuja.

The book is based almost entirely on what is visible to the careful observer in the forest, and includes only the parts of trees that can be seen above ground. Lives of Conifers will appeal to forest scientists, forestry students, foresters, forest technologists, botanists, horticulturists, arborists, naturalists, and general readers interested in knowing more about their natural surroundings.

Author: Graham R. Powell,
Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside , 2007-09-15
ISBN: 1550418696, EAN: 9781550418699

You can order this book from Amazon.com
11 new Articles in this Topic
02.04. 2017
3.10 kB readers
Air Plants
Air Plants: Your Guide To Indoor Plants For Effective Air Plant Care And Tillandsia The care, maintenance of your air plants is found in this great title AIR PLANTS: YOUR GUIDE TO INDOOR PLANTS FOR EFFECTIVE
02.04. 2017
1.16 kB readers
Houseplants and How to Grow Them
Houseplants and How to Grow Them: Easy Tips to Grow Healthy, Beautiful Plants Houseplants can be a challenge when you have poor conditions (poor lighting, freezing windows in winter, humidity levels that
21.01. 2017
1.17 kB readers
The Magical World of Moss Gardening
Moss is an extraordinary plant—it grows without roots, flowers, or stems. Despite being overlooked, in many ways, moss is perfect: it provides year-round color, excels in difficult climates, prevents
21.01. 2017
1.49 kB readers
Rock Gardening
Rock Gardening: Reimagining a Classic Style Rock gardening —the art of growing alpines and other miniature plants in the company of rocks in order to recreate the look of a rugged mountaintop—has been
02.01. 2017
1.17 kB readers
Indoor Green
Indoor Green: Living with Plants A visual ode to the transformative power of the houseplant in home décor, with practical information for arranging your own indoor green For centuries, plants have transformed
02.01. 2017
1.43 kB readers
Zen in Your Garden
Zen in Your Garden: Creating Sacred Spaces Full of colorful, striking photographs and insightful commentary this Zen gardening book is an essential guide to the most serene of Japanese traditional arts.
03.12. 2016
1.63 kB readers
The World of Phlox
The World of Phlox: The Complete Growing Guide: How to Grow and Take Care of Perennial Phlox (Garden Phlox and Creeping Phlox) The World of Phlox is a complete growing guide for beginners and amateur gardeners.
03.12. 2016
1.40 kB readers
I build a vertical garden in one weekend
Why create a vertical garden at home? The answers are many and personal. Of course it is fashionable, it s beautiful and spectacular. It is a challenge whose outcome will make the admiration of all, especially
21.11. 2016
1.54 kB readers
Garden Flora
Garden Flora: The Natural and Cultural History of the Plants In Your Garden The oldest rose fossil was found in Colorado and dates to 35 million years ago. Marigolds, infamous for their ability to self-seed,
21.11. 2016
1.77 kB readers
Orchid Growing
In the world of exotic plants, orchids hold a reputation as the divas of the floral species. They are mostly considered as fussy, difficult to grow plants and, on top of everything, very expensive. However,
19.10. 2016
2.08 kB readers
Green Guide to Herbs of Britain and Europe
This compact, easy-to-use pocket-size guide is aimed at both the general reader and the amateur naturalist. Presenting 150 of the best known and most commonly used herbs, this book can be used for both