101 Trees of Indiana

101 Trees of Indiana

A Field Guide
Marion T. Jackson and Katherine Harrington, photographs by Ronald Rathfon
Distribution: Global
Publication date: 06/16/2004
Format: Paperback 65 b&w photos, 518 color photos, 148 maps
ISBN: 978-0-253-21694-6
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So many trees, so little time. What’s a nature lover to do? If you can’t tell the difference between an Eastern hemlock and a scrub pine, or a cottonwood and a black willow, 101 Trees of Indiana is the field guide for you.

101 Trees of Indiana contains all you need to identify a tree in the Hoosier State, whatever the season. Not since Dr. Charles Deam’s Trees of Indiana was published in 1953 has the subject been covered so thoroughly. Ecologist Marion T. Jackson has selected approximately 101 species of trees, mostly native to the state but also others that are widely naturalized or planted extensively. Jackson’s comments about individual trees alone are worth the price of the book.

Illustrations by Katherine Harrington provide clear and accurate botanical details. Ron Rathfon’s vivid color photographs make identification in the field a breeze. Further aiding in identification are text descriptions and species keys for both summer and winter conditions. Distribution maps indicate the counties in which each tree has been found and recorded. These maps have been updated to include more than 2,000 new county records discovered by scientists, foresters, and naturalists since the publication of Deam’s work.

101 Trees of Indiana will fit handily into a pocket or backpack, and the information for each tree, including drawings and photographs, is on facing pages—no flipping back and forth from text to picture. Naturalists, hikers, landscapers, and students will thoroughly enjoy this lovely and authoritative book.


“From American beech to yellow-wood, Indiana's trees are presented in a beautiful field guide. Accessible and authoritative, it is perfectly sized to fit in a pocket or backpack and contains all you need to identify a tree in Indiana, whatever the season. Includes up-to-date maps, over 400 illustrations.”

“This book will leave Hoosiers with more information about trees than could be gathered in a lifetime. . . . This guide is ideal for any naturalist, hiker, landscaper, or student.May 2009”
 — Northern Indiana Lakes

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Table of Contents

Frontispiece The Worthington, Indiana, Sycamore
In Memory of the American Chestnut
Indiana State Tree The Tulip Tree
Species List of Indiana Trees
Introduction Purpose and Plan of the Book
Indiana: An Overview
The Indiana Landscape
Natural Regions Map and Legend
County Map of Indiana
Maps of Environmental Conditions
Indiana's Forestlands and Tree Flora
Maps of Forestlands
Ecological Relationships among Trees
Naming and Identifying Trees
How Trees Are Named
How Trees are Identified
Morphological Characteristics
Use of Keys
Identification Keys
Key to Genera
Section 1. Trees with Leaves Present
Section 2. Trees with Leaves Absent
Keys to Species of Diverse Genera

Species Descriptions (Alphabetically by Scientific Name) {MAIN PART OF BOOK}

Excluded Species
Record Trees by Species
Wood Densities of Selected Species
Literature Cited
[English/Metric Measurements Conversion (Inside Back Cover)]