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.
- 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 (6- by 4-inch) 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.