A Californian’s Guide to the Trees Among Us

A Californian’s Guide to the Trees Among Us
Paperback, 6 x 9, 550 full-color photographs and illustrations, 192 pages.
ISBN: 9781597141475.

By Matt Ritter

We bring the strength and beauty of the natural world into our urban landscapes by planting trees, and California is blessed with a rich horticultural history, visible in an abundance of cultivated trees that enrich our lives with extraordinary color, bizarre shapes, unusual textures, and unexpected aromas.

A Californian’s Guide to the Trees among Us features over 150 of California’s most commonly grown trees. Whether native or cultivated, these are the trees that muffle noise, create wildlife habitats, mitigate pollution, conserve energy, and make urban living healthier and more peaceful. Used as a field guide or read with pleasure for the liveliness of the prose, this book will allow readers to learn the stories behind the trees that shade our parks, grace our yards, and line our streets. Rich in photographs and illustrations, overflowing with anecdote and information, A Californian’s Guide to the Trees among Us opens our eyes to a world of beauty just outside our front doors.

Category Nature

About the Author

Matt Ritter

Matt Ritter

Matt Ritter is a biology professor in California. He is the author of several books including California Plants and A Californian’s Guide to the Trees among Us.  He has an infectious love of trees and all things botanical. He lives in San Luis Obispo, California.

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