Native and ornamental conifers in the Pacific Northwest : identification, botany, and natural history / Elizabeth A. Price.

By: Price, Elizabeth A. (Gardener) [author.]Material type: TextTextPublisher: Corvallis, OR : Oregon State University Press, 2022Copyright date: ©2022Description: xii, 330 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cmISBN: 0870711679; 9780870711671Subject(s): Conifers -- Northwest, Pacific | Conifers -- Washington (State) | Conifers -- OregonLOC classification: SD397.C7 | P695 2022
Contents:
Introduction to conifers -- Pinaceae : the pine family -- Cupressaceae : the cypress family -- Taxaceae : the yew family -- Sciadopityaceae : the Japanese umbrella-pine family -- Araucariaceae : the monkey puzzle family.
Summary: "There are a number of conifer guides available for the Pacific Northwest. Most of these guides, however, focus on native cultivars. Master gardener Elizabeth Price has put together a new guide that includes ornamentals alongside natives, arguing that most people are not necessarily concerned with distinguishing between the two, especially in a residential setting. Based on her experiences teaching workshops on conifer identification and cultivation, Price has developed identification charts that are suitable for specialists but focused on making the information as accessible as possible for amateurs. Although the book's primary goal is identification, it also weaves in natural history and a little personal narrative"--
List(s) this item appears in: New to the Library: August 2022
Holdings
Item type Current library Call number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
Non-lending Books Elisabeth C. Miller Library
Plant Answer Line
QK144 .P75 2022 (Browse shelf (Opens below)) Not for loan 39352800187478
Lending Books Elisabeth C. Miller Library
Pacific Northwest Connections Collection
QK144 .P75 2022 (Browse shelf (Opens below)) Available 39352800187460
Total holds: 0

Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-318) and index.

Introduction to conifers -- Pinaceae : the pine family -- Cupressaceae : the cypress family -- Taxaceae : the yew family -- Sciadopityaceae : the Japanese umbrella-pine family -- Araucariaceae : the monkey puzzle family.

"There are a number of conifer guides available for the Pacific Northwest. Most of these guides, however, focus on native cultivars. Master gardener Elizabeth Price has put together a new guide that includes ornamentals alongside natives, arguing that most people are not necessarily concerned with distinguishing between the two, especially in a residential setting. Based on her experiences teaching workshops on conifer identification and cultivation, Price has developed identification charts that are suitable for specialists but focused on making the information as accessible as possible for amateurs. Although the book's primary goal is identification, it also weaves in natural history and a little personal narrative"--

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