City of Trees: The Complete Field Guide to the Trees of Washington, D.C.
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About the Author
Melanie Choukas-Bradley is the author of Sugarloaf: The Mountain's History, Geology, and Natural Lore (Virginia) and An Illustrated Guide to Eastern Woodland Wildflowers and Trees (Virginia). She is a long-time contributor to the Washington Post, a field botany instructor for the USDA Graduate School, and a field trip leader for the Audubon Naturalist Society. Polly Alexander lives in Essex Junction, Vermont, with her husband and son. Since City of Trees was first published in 1981, she has worked at an advertising agency, owned a graphic design firm, and illustrated numerous books and articles.
"A splendid field guide--practical, botanically sound, and filled with good stories.--Washington Post Book World
"The District, as locals call it, has a long history of tree planting and maintenance. That's because the city's founders understood both the symbolic and ecological value of trees, according to City of Trees, the authoritative history and field guide to Washington's trees.--American Forests Magazine"Definitive.... [The] book is not only full of trees, buds, catkins, berries... it is also full of history.--Christian Science Monitor