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Easily seen, as in the oaks, or small and hard to see, as in cottonwood. They show up best and largest in cross-sections and surfaces cut lengthwise through the middle of the trunk. Ring-porous and diffuse porous Wood of broadleaved trees can be classified as ring-porous, diffuse-porous, or semiring-porous. Ring-porous wood has vessels or pores in the Page 22 Diffuse-porous Cross-Section (photo from Behr) Cross-section of a maple stem with indistinct early- wood (EP) and late-wood pores (LP) and an annual growth ring (AR) (about 10x).
Flowering dates, when noted, will be much later for trees grown on cooler than normal sites or at high elevations. Very distinctive characteristics are indicated by bold lettering. The species in this list are organized by family and genus. The families are organized under the broad groups gymnosperms and angiosperms. Trees native to Utah and portions of the surrounding states are denoted by a ¨ symbol preceding the common name. More detailed ornamental characteristics and names and characteristics of common cultivars can be found after this section in the tree selection guide.
Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index. ISBN 0-87421-244-8 1. TreesUtahIdentification. 2. TreesGreat Basin Identification. 3. Landscape plantsUtahIdentification. 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.