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Trees of the Central Hardwood Forests of North America: An Identification and Cultivation Guide

By Donald J. Leopold, William C. McComb, and Robert N. Muller

Encompassing part or all of 28 eastern U.S. states and two Canadian provinces, the central hardwood forests cover a variety of habitats and include trees adapted to a broad range of conditions. This book describes 188 native or naturalized tree species found in these forests, plus 84 trees that are commonly planted in the region.

About the authors

Donald J. Leopold

Donald J. Leopold, a long-standing member of the Ecological Society of America, has studied native plants for nearly 30 years. He has taught courses in dendrology, plant materials, freshwater wetland ecology, and numerous graduate seminars on conservation and restoration topics.

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William C. McComb

William C. McComb is chairman of the Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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Robert N. Muller

Robert N. Muller is chairman of the Department of Forestry, University of Kentucky, Lexington.

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