Field Guide to the Trees of the Gila Region of New Mexico is the definitive guide for field botanists, researchers, students, and avid nature lovers who wish to explore the natural history of native and introduced tree species across the Gila. The book documents over seventy-five tree species in the first wilderness area in the United States--and the largest in New Mexico--known for its wildness, remoteness, and significant recreation opportunities.
Drawing on extensive fieldwork, the authors feature detailed individual species accounts and special ecological and ethnobotanical information, providing full dichotomous keys to the families, genera, and species of all trees in the region. Color photographs of the species provide diagnostic clarity for easy identification, showing the whole tree, trunk, and foliage as well as macro photos of the flowers, fruits, or cones and other significant features. This comprehensive and user-friendly guide will be welcomed by residents and visitors studying and discovering the diverse trees of the Gila Region.
"The book has all the botanical detail I look for in a field guide, enhanced with an aesthetically appealing layout and abundant photographs. Often poetic, this guide is also a joy to read."--Hannah E. Marx, Plant Science Bulletin
"Exceptionally well organized and presented."--Michael Dunford, Midwest Book Review
The Major Groups
Conifers: Extant Gymnosperms
Flowering Plants: Angiosperms
List of Gila Forest Tree Genera and Their Families
List of Contributors