In fact, this is how I first discovered this book. I was walking through a local Seattle park and saw a mother and her children closely examining trees and referring to this handsomely illustrated book containing listings of 5,000 kinds of trees (including 950 species). Highly Recommended.
About «North American Landscape Trees »
Despite the longings many of us have for unfettered wilderness and experiences of nature "red-in-tooth-and-claw," most of us live in man-made landscapes, and our encounters are mainly with domestic animals and plants instead of tigers and boojum trees. For this reason, I heartily recommend North American Landscape Trees as a practical way for the typical Northern Hemisphere dweller to take time out from their busy urban lifestyle and do some botanizing.