A Guide to the Trees of Utah and the Intermountain West by Michael Kuhns

By Michael Kuhns

Obtainable and informative, this entire consultant to the all local and brought timber of the Intermountain West is a great addition to the library of the home-owner, landscaper, recreationist, traveller, or pupil during this huge and targeted sector of the yankee Rocky Mountain West. contains id keys and countless numbers of authoritative illustrations.

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This section describes major tree parts and their variations. Leaves Shade Tolerance Some tree species are more efficient at making food (through photosynthesis) under low-light conditions. These are called shade tolerant. Examples include firs, lindens, hackberries, and redbuds. Shade intolerant species include cottonwoods, willows, aspens, birches, and pines. Shade tolerant trees may do well in full sun, but shade intolerant species always need plenty of light to do well. Shade intolerant species generally appear early in the life of a forest and grow quickly in height, while tolerant species appear later under the shade of the intolerant species.

Altered and becomes heartwood. Heartwood often is filled with dark colored substances that help it resist decay, though wood may also be darkened by mineral stains and injury. The wood on the outside of the stem, one to many rings wide, is called the sapwood. It is usually lighter in color than the heartwood and is responsible for water and mineral movement through the stem and for defense against injury. Rays Rays are ribbon-like groups of tracheids and parenchyma that move water and other substances in the xylem from the outer rings in or from the inner rings out.

4. Landscape plantsGreat BasinIdentification. I. Title. K84 1998 582. 16' 09792-dc2 198-17347 CIP Page v Contents Acknowledgments vii Introduction 1 Native or Non-native? 1 Trees of Utah's "Dixie" 2 Common Names and Latin Names Why You Should Know the Difference 3 Tree Parts 4 List of Included Trees 23 Species Descriptions 31 Gymnosperms 32 Angiosperms 75 Tree Selection Guide 243 Crabapple Selection Guide 272 USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 277 Tree Identification Keys 295 Glossary 325 Index 334 Page vii Acknowledgments The production of this book was supported by Utah State University Cooperative Extension, USU's Department of Forest Resources and College of Natural Resources, the Utah Community Forest Council, Utah Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands, and USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry.

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