Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York CityBook - 2011
Describes 50 species of trees commonly found in the neighborhoods where people live, work and travel in the Big Apple, in a book that includes original drawings of leaves and photos of bark, fruit, flower and twig for easy identification, as well as detailed maps identifying the specific addresses to find a good example of each tree species. Original.
This almost-pocket guide (5.25x8.25") covers 50 species of trees found in New York City, illustrated with detailed drawings and color photos of New York City trees on every page, aiding identification at all times of year. In addition to tree entries, the book includes maps of all 5 boroughs of the city and descriptions of the leafy neighborhoods of each borough, plus an explanation of tree terminology and an illustrated glossary. Tips on tree care and profiles of 10 of the city's tree experts are included. Day is a biology and life science teacher at The Elizabeth Morrow School. Illustrator Smoke is professor of English at Hunter College. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Johns Hopkins University Press
Imagine an urban oasis with hundreds of thousands of trees and whose mayor wants to plant a million more. That sylvan place is New York City, and this is a guide to the diverse trees that line its streets.
Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City acquaints New Yorkers and visitors alike with fifty species of trees commonly found in the neighborhoods where people live, work, and travel. Beautiful, original drawings of leaves and stunning photographs of bark, fruit, flower, and twig accompany informative descriptions of each species. Detailed maps of the five boroughs identify all of the city’s neighborhoods, and specific addresses pinpoint where to find a good example of each tree species.
Trees provide invaluable benefits to the Big Apple: they reduce the rate of respiratory disease, increase property values, cool homes and sidewalks in the summer, block the harsh winds of winter, clean the air, absorb storm water runoff, and provide habitat and food for the city’s wildlife.
Bald cypress, swamp oak, silver linden, and all of New York’s most common trees are just a page turn away. Your evening walk will never be the same once you come to know the quiet giants that line the city's streets.