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Conservation and Management of Butternut Trees
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Conservation and Management of Butternut Trees

This 10-page PDF publication describes how butternuts, native hardwood trees related to black walnuts, are threatened by butternut canker disease and have been listed as a species of special concern by the federal govern...

Fifty Trees of Indiana Book
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Fifty Trees of Indiana Book

This bulletin has been prepared to help youth learn to identify 50 trees important in Indiana and which every alert boy or girl should be able to recognize in summer....

Fifty Trees of the Midwest App for iPhone
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Fifty Trees of the Midwest App for iPhone

Fifty Trees of the Midwest is the ideal guide to the most common trees in the Midwest. This app helps you identify trees, create field notes, and import photos for handy reference. Use the photo-based identificati...

Identification of Butternuts and Butternut Hybrids
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Identification of Butternuts and Butternut Hybrids

This 11-page PDF publication describes how butternuts, native hardwood trees related to black walnuts, are often hard for landowners to identify, because they are rare and people often are not familiar with them. In addi...

Indiana's Native Magnolias
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Indiana's Native Magnolias

There are two native magnolia species that grow well in Indiana. This publication describes the leaves, flowers, bark and fruit of the two types of magnolias. Similar species are also described....

Lumber from Hardwood Trees
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Lumber from Hardwood Trees

After 30 years of extensive research, Purdue's Forestry and Natural Resources Professor Dan Cassens has released a new CD Lumber from Hardwood Trees. It is a fact-filled resource of field research and information that...

Native Hardwood Trees of the Central Hardwood Region
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Native Hardwood Trees of the Central Hardwood Region

Native Hardwood Trees of the Central Hardwood Region is 15 page table listing all of the family, scientific, common names of all of the native hardwoods in the Central Hardwood Region. It contains habitat and native rang...

Native Trees of the Midwest
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Native Trees of the Midwest

A great companion reference book to the Shrubs of Indiana CD, the book Native Trees of the Midwest is a definitive guide to identifying trees in Indiana and surrounding states. Descri...

Red and White Mulberry in Indiana
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Red and White Mulberry in Indiana

Distinguishing red and white mulberry can be difficult. This publication explains the differences of red and white mulberry and how to identify them. The publication also describes similar species....

Selecting an Indiana-Grown Christmas Tree
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Selecting an Indiana-Grown Christmas Tree

If you are looking for that perfect Christmas tree in Indiana, this six-page PDF publication is for you. In the publication, we describe various tree species and the characteristics that most tree-shoppers ask about. The...

Shrubs and Woody Vines of Indiana and the Midwest: Identification, Wildlife Values, and Landscaping Use (Paperback)
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Shrubs and Woody Vines of Indiana and the Midwest: Identification, Wildlife Values, and Landscaping Use (Paperback)

As the definitive identification guide to the shrubs and woody vines of Indiana, this book also provides coverage of 90% of the species to be found in surrounding Midwestern US states. As well as covering indigenous spec...

Shrubs of Indiana / Native Trees of the Midwest - Combo Package
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Shrubs of Indiana / Native Trees of the Midwest - Combo Package

This combo includes a book and CD.

Indiana is home to more than 100 species of shrubs that are native to the state and the Midwest. This publication was inspired by the work of pioneer botanist Charles Deam.

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Shrubs of Indiana: Their Identification and Uses
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Shrubs of Indiana: Their Identification and Uses

Indiana is home to more than 100 species of shrubs that are native to the state and the Midwest. Inspired by the work of pioneer botanist Charles Deam, Shrubs of Indiana provides:

Stewart Woods Tree Trail
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Stewart Woods Tree Trail

This audio tour guides you through a 150-tree trail while teaching you tree identification and forest ecology. It has the distinct advantage of demonstrating trees in a semi-natural setting and highlights all the m...

The Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment:  2006-2016
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The Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment: 2006-2016

Many of Indiana's forests have been dominated by oak and hickory trees for thousands of years. The historical conditions that shaped today's forests have changed, altering forest composition and leading land managers ...

The Legendary Baobab
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The Legendary Baobab

The girth of most baobabs is way out of proportion to their height, invoking the image of a stubby, fat tree (see Purdue University, FNR-250 for information about fats and other lipids in trees). The enlarged trunk is us...

Tips for First-Time Buyers of Real Christmas Trees
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Tips for First-Time Buyers of Real Christmas Trees

If you have never purchased and set up a real, live Christmas tree, but are considering it because you're thinking "green", you are not alone. Tree growers are seeing more interest in real trees. However, before you buy,...

Tree Risk Management
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Tree Risk Management

This publication outlines the steps for assessing and inspecting trees, in order to reduce the risk of unhealthy trees falling and damaging property. Topics covered include documenting and maintaining records, inspection...

Trees and Storms
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Trees and Storms

Trees are lost or seriously damaged every year from high winds, snow, ice and other storm-related weather. This publication explains common tree injuries and how to identify them, risk assessment when trees are damaged a...

Trees of Indiana
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Trees of Indiana

The Trees of Indiana CD-ROM was designed for the student of dendrology who has some fundamental knowledge of taxonomic groupings of trees. Although this knowledge is not essential, it is helpful. An introductory secti...

Wood from Midwestern Trees
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Wood from Midwestern Trees

This 32-page four-color publication shows the panels of wood that can be found in the Pfendler Hall display. Each panel is a representative portion of what that particular lumber group is like. There are 27 different p...