George A. Petrides
Illustrated by Olivia Petrides and Janet Wehr
The concise field guide to 243 common trees of North America.
Peterson First Guides are the first books the beginning naturalist needs. Condensed versions of the famous Peterson Field Guides, the First Guides focus on the animals, plants, and other natural things you are most likely to see. They make it fun to get into the field and easy to progress to the full-fledged Peterson Guides.
The Peterson First Guide to Trees features:
243 common and conspicuous trees of North America
Full-color illustrations and a clear, precise description of each tree
Information on the ecology and natural history of trees, including the ways they are used by people and animals
The Peterson Identification System, which uses arrows on the illustrations and italics in the descriptions to show you exactly what to look for