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Bark, tree of the northeast

Discussion in 'Useful Woods of The World' started by Mr. Peet, Jan 29, 2017.

  1. Mr. Peet

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    I picked this book up the other day. Michael Wojtech does a great job with putting this book together. This soft cover book has some background terms and a great preface of information before getting into the great color photographs of the multiple bark stages the tree goes through over a typical life. There are several that are not covered, but a very good job on those covered. There are also a few species covered that he lacked covering a bark phase.

    The only BIG downfall is the title, Bark, A field guide to trees of the Northeast, is very misleading. It actually only covers New England, Maine and eastern New York of the USA, versus that traditionally known as the northeast USA.
     
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    Sounds like NE to me, around here Ne means Maine , NH, and VT north of US rt 302. :lol::sofa:
     
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    What’s your definition of Northeast? I’ve kind of thought of everything north of Long Island as the “Northeast”. I’ve also always thought of Northeast and New England as being interchangeable.
     
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    Historically, the Mason Dixon line separated the north from the south. So when creating regions for the USDA and other governmental divisions, Pennsylvania north was the Northeast east, having the Great Lakes as the western boundary. Most Mainers say they are from Maine, not New England. City folks might say otherwise, but Mainers are from Maine.... so does that make any sense...?,...
     
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    Having lived in the Midwest all my life, NE to me means New York (state) and areas north. However, when I look at a map, I'd definitely throw Pennsylvania into the mix.

    Goes to show how little attention I pay to geography outside "my" region.

    Similarly, I'd be curious what States others consider to be included in the Midwest, particularly for those who have never lived "here".
     
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    Mark, are you aware of any similar bark ID books that would cover the Midwest? Did a little Googling and couldn't find much.

    Will probably pick up the northeast book anyway, but would also like something that would cover more of my area.
     
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    No Tim, not off hand. The book is good. It does omit old growth bark for many, but understandably, not easy to find. I may have written a review on it...?...
     
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