Alaska Trees and Shrubs (Natural History) by Leslie A. Viereck, Elbert Luther Little

By Leslie A. Viereck, Elbert Luther Little

Alaska timber and Shrubs has been the definitive paintings at the woody crops of Alaska for greater than 3 many years. This new, thoroughly revised moment variation presents up-to-date info on habitat, in addition to designated descriptions of each tree or shrub species within the country. New distribution maps mirror the newest survey facts, whereas the keys, thesaurus, and appendix on non-native vegetation make this the main priceless advisor to Alaska bushes and shrubs ever released.

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The junior author wrote the text of the trees (except willow), the rose family (Rosaceae), and several other families. The range maps in this handbook were prepared by the senior author primarily from the excellent detailed distribution maps in "Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories" by Eric Hultén (1968). Additional information has been Page 4 compiled from published and unpublished sources including reports and other information from the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Alaska Department of Fish and Game, and from the authors' observations.

The number seems relatively less also, because some tree species generally are shrubby and many are not widely distributed within the State. New residents and visitors will find some familiar species. Nearly all species of large woody plants native in Alaska grow wild somewhere in the lower 48 States. More than half of the Alaska tree species range as far south as some part of California. This handbook covers all Alaska from the narrow southeastern coastal region along the Pacific Ocean west and southwest through the long chain of the Aleutian Islands, and north through the interior to the Arctic Ocean, also the many islands along the coasts.

Argus (SS-MS, I) 97 28. halberd willow, Salix hastata L. (MS, I) 98 29. low blueberry willow, Salix myrtillifolia Anderss. (SS, I) 99 30. tall blueberry willow, Salix novae-angliae> Anderss. (LS, I) 101 31. Barclay willow, Salix barclayi Anderss. (MS-LS, I-C) 102 32. Hooker willow, Salix hookeriana Cov. (LS-ST, C, R) 106 33. undergreen willow, Salix commutata Bebb (MS, I-C) 106 34. Chamisso willow, Salix chamissonis Anderss. (PS, I) 108 35. park willow, Salix monticola Bebb. (MS-LS, I-c) 108 36.

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