This attractive, heavily illustrated field guide is the most comprehensive accounting of the woody plants of Arkansas ever published.
Features of the guide include:
• Species accounts for nearly all the trees, shrubs, and woody vines of the state, including common and scientific names, descriptions, habitats, and distributions, as well as notes on current and potential species of conservation concern, introduced and invasive species, wildlife and human uses, history, and ecology
• More than 1,500 color photographs highlighting important characters for identification
• County-level distribution maps
• Detailed sections on ecoregions and habitats of Arkansas as they relate to the woody flora
• Visual key to aid in quickly identifying a plant to genus
• Dichotomous keys for the 32 largest genera including the oaks, hickories, and hawthorns
• Full glossary of technical terms featuring botanical drawings
• Complete index of scientific and common names
A field guide designed for outdoor use, Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of Arkansas is an encyclopedic resource for identification and appreciation of the state’s trees, shrubs, and woody vines. The book will appeal to educators, scientists, conservation professionals, and outdoor enthusiasts. The book's comprehensive listings of plant photographs, drawings, maps, and cross reference keys will support greater understanding and appreciation of the state’s plants and the habitats that support them. The book will be a valuable companion for all who appreciate Arkansas flora in rural, urban, and wilderness areas. You will want to have a copy in your backpack as well as on your bookshelf.
“This book could not be more timely. At a time when habitat destruction is occurring at an alarming rate, this book serves the very crucial role of informing and raising awareness about the importance of the conservation of natural areas and resources. It also serves as a good teaching tool for those who simply want to understand the anatomy of plants and discover their endlessly rich story.”
—P. Allen Smith
“In my opinion, there is not a woody plant book of another state that can compare with this one. A much-needed publication that is well written for both the specialist/botanist/ecologist and the lesser prepared. This book will do more than anything else I can think of to advance public education toward things botanical.”
—Dr. Gary Tucker, Senior Ecologist, FTN Associates, Ltd.
“This is a gorgeous book packed with authoritative information on the woody plants of Arkansas. Buy it and use it often to explore and appreciate the amazing diversity of Arkansas’s flora and natural areas!”
—Dr. Alan Weakley, Director of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium and author of Flora of the Southeastern United States
“Every once in a while, a book comes along that you didn’t know that you really need. Such is the case with the recent Ozark Society Foundation publication Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines of Arkansas which was just released in January 2021. … The new Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of Arkansas greatly expands the scope by including all known woody plants, native or alien, established in the Arkansas Flora. The book contains more than 1,500 photographs and illustrations. … In short, this is one of those books that should be in every home in Arkansas.”
—Steven Foster, Eureka Springs Independent