FIELD GUIDE: Name That Tree

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Science  21 Dec 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5551, pp. 2435
DOI: 10.1126/science.294.5551.2435d

Recognize the spring finery of the flowering dogwood, Missouri's state tree. To spruce up your knowledge of this and other North American trees and shrubs, try leafing through a free guide created by a former forestry professor and colleagues as part of their site selling landscaping software. More than 800 accounts organized by family, species, and state include range maps and basic facts such as the identify of pollinators and degree of shade tolerance. And for some species, such as the yellow poplar, there's an illustrated page with detailed paragraphs on ecology, life history, interactions with other species, and potential uses.

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