Desert Tree Finder

Desert Tree Finder


This item will be released October 8, 2024.

2nd Edition

Identifying Trees and Tree-Like Cacti of the Desert Southwest

Identify trees and tree-like cacti in the southwestern United States with this pocket-size guide.

You can appreciate and enjoy beautiful trees of the desert and dry desert hills, as well as some trees commonly grown in human-made oases! If you’re curious about the trees and tree-like cacti that you see, then Desert Tree Finder by May Theilgaard Watts is just what you need. With the handy, easy-to-use booklet, you can identify trees throughout the Chihuahuan, Mohave, Sonoran, and southern Great Basin deserts of the United States and along the northern border of Mexico.

The book provides a dichotomous key to identifying desert trees. Simply answer a series of simple questions about the location, appearance, branches, leaves, and more. Along the way, professional illustrations by Tom Watts help to guide you to a positive identification.

Book Features:

  • Step-by-step guide to desert tree identification
  • More than 70 species of trees and tree-like cacti
  • Professional line illustrations with key markings for identification
  • Small format that fits into a pocket or pack

This guide is applicable to desert areas within the southwestern US states of Arizona, California, Nevada, and New Mexico.

Additional information

Dimensions 5.88 × 4 in

May Theilgaard Watts




Tom Watts

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Publication Date

October 8, 2024


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