Bark Book

Bark: A Field Guide to Trees of the Northeast

Contents (click for sample pages)

Foreward
Preface
Primary Identification Key
1. How to Use this Field Guide
2. Bark Structure
3. Bark Types
4. Secondary Identification Keys 1-7
5. Bark Ecology
6. Species

 

Comments about Bark:

“The bark of trees has been relegated to the background for far too long. With this guide, Michael Wojtech has prepared a forested pageant for our eyes.” – from the forward by Tom Wessels

“In the genre of popular nature guides, it is simply one of the best I’ve ever seen.” – Bob Leverett, Forest Ecologist & cofounder of the Eastern Native Tree Society.

“Periderm and lenticels are generally not topics to inspire poetry or jump-start conversations, but naturalist Michael Wojtech’s Bark: A Field Guide to Trees of the Northeast may change that. Packed with cocktail-party-ready facts and an easy-to-use identification guide for 67 Northeastern species, the surprisingly readable text is a must-have for both tree nerds and new-to-nature types.” – Adirondack Life

Bark Species List

Abies balsamea balsam fir
Acer negundo box elder
Acer nigrum black maple
Acer pennsylvanicum striped maple
Acer platanoides Norway maple
Acer rubrum red maple
Acer saccharinium silver maple
Acer saccharum sugar maple
Amelanchier arborea downy serviceberry
Betula alleghaniensis yellow birch
Betula lenta black birch
Betula nigra river birch
Betula papyrifera paper birch
Betula populifolia gray birch
Carpinus caroliniana American hornbeam
Carya cordiformis bitternut hickory
Carya glabra pignut hickory
Carya ovata shagbark hickory
Carya tomentosa mockernut hickory
Celtis occidentalis hackberry
Chamaecyparis thyoides Atlantic white cedar
Fagus grandifolia American beach
Fraxinus americana white ash
Fraxinus nigra black ash
Fraxinus pennsylvanica green ash
Juglans cinerea butternut
Juglans nigra black walnut
Juniperus virginiana eastern red cedar
Larix laricina tamarack
Liriodendron tulipifera tulip tree
Nyssa sylvatica black gum
Ostrya virginiana hophornbeam
Picea abies Norway spruce
Picea glauca white spruce
Picea mariana black spruce
Picea rubens red spruce
Pinus banksiana jack pine
Pinus resinosa red pine
Pinus rigida pitch pine
Pinus strobus eastern white pine
Platanus occidentalis sycamore
Populus balsamifera balsam poplar
Populus deltoides eastern cottonwood
Populus grandidentata bigtoothed aspen
Populus tremuloides quaking aspen
Prunus pensylvanica pin cherry
Prunus serotina black cherry
Quercus alba white oak
Quercus bicolor swamp white oak
Quercus coccinea scarlet oak
Quercus macrocarpa bur oak
Quercus muehlenbergii chinquapin oak
Quercus palustris pin oak
Quercus prinus chestnut oak
Quercus rubra northern red oak
Quercus stellata post oak
Quercus velutina black oak
Robinia pseudoacacia black locust
Salix nigra black willow
Sassafras albidum sassafras
Sorbus americana American mountain ash
Sorbus decora showy mountain ash
Thuja occidentalis northern white cedar
Tilia Americana American basswood
Tsuga canadensis eastern hemlock
Ulmus americana American elm
Ulmus rubra slippery elm