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The Sibley Guide to Trees

A Celebration of Trees

The Sibley Guide to Trees is a beautiful reference book that deserves a place of honor in any library. It would however, be a shame if it languished on a bookshelf. The guidebook really belongs outside, in the hands of nature lovers and the eco-curious, being handled and notated and devoured with enthusiasm.
The Sibley Guide to Trees
The Sibley Guide to Trees
A Celebration of Trees

The Sibley Guide to Trees is a beautiful reference book that deserves a place of honor in any library. It would however, be a shame if it languished on a bookshelf. The guidebook really belongs outside, in the hands of nature lovers and the eco-curious, being handled and notated and devoured with enthusiasm.

It’s the latest gem from David Allen Sibley, who is best known as the author and illustrator of the renowned bird-watching field guide, The Sibley Guide to Birds. The new guide grew out of David’s concern for habitat preservation and environmental health, and his belief that learning about trees is a great way to begin understanding our natural world.

Illustrated with 4,100 amazingly detailed paintings, The Sibley Guide to Trees identifies more than 600 species of North American trees, organized by taxonomy so readers can recognize similarities among closely related species. More than 500 maps show the range of the tree species.

The Sibley Guide to Trees is a work of art and jam-packed with information, but it’s also accessible: You don’t have to be a scholar to be drawn into David’s celebration of trees. Plus it’s small enough to take along on a hike or bike ride – which is just where it belongs.