Most folks can tell an oak from a pine, but do you know the difference between a golden chinkapin and a saltcedar? For those interested in identifying trees, the National Arbor Day Foundation is providing a free pocket guide.
The 84-page guide identifies 157 different trees found in the western U.S. Well-known trees are included: oaks, maples, firs and pines. Also species such as golden chinkapin and peachleaf willow, redbuds and redcedar, sycamore and saltcedar and sequoia and spruce. Dozens of drawings illustrate the trees' leaves or needles and their acorns, berries, seed pods, cones, etc.
To obtain the guide book, send your name and address to "What Tree Is That," The National Arbor Day Foundation, Nebraska City, NE 68410.