Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City

Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City

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Imagine an urban oasis with hundreds of thousands of trees and whose mayor wants to plant a million more. That sylvan place is New York City, and this is a guide to the diverse trees that line its streets. Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City acquaints New Yorkers and visitors alike with fifty species of trees commonly found in the neighborhoods where people live, work, and travel. Beautiful, original drawings of leaves and stunning photographs of bark, fruit, flower, and twig accompany informative descriptions of each species. Detailed maps of the five boroughs identify all of the citya€™s neighborhoods, and specific addresses pinpoint where to find a good example of each tree species. Trees provide invaluable benefits to the Big Apple: they reduce the rate of respiratory disease, increase property values, cool homes and sidewalks in the summer, block the harsh winds of winter, clean the air, absorb storm water runoff, and provide habitat and food for the citya€™s wildlife. Bald cypress, swamp oak, silver linden, and all of New Yorka€™s most common trees are just a page turn away. Your evening walk will never be the same once you come to know the quiet giants that line the city's streets.If you are a person who is entering the workforce and youa#39;re not in the habit of getting up early, being on time, scheduling your time properly so that you can get to work, the employment specialist helps you get the job skills and the life skillsanbsp;...

Title:Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City
Author:Leslie Day
Publisher:JHU Press - 2013-11-01


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