I have had some good fortune to discover several ‘exotic’ woods growing in our community. This success has whet my appetite for more.
I have been searching for some work [or works] that can help me discover more such woods.
I am interested in discovering the names of various native and relocated tree [ususally use for landscaping purposes] that might be found in No. Am. I also wish to get the ideas of the figure, coloration, work-ability, desirabliltiy of each of these woods.
To date, my quest for such a book or document has not been successfull. Oh yes, there are many books out there that talk of oak, walnut, maple, sycamor, and twenty more native No Am. trees. But is there any book that review many of the 100’s of the lessor known trees?
My goal would be to find a book that helps identify the tree. It would need to contain pictures of the mature tree, the bark, leaves, plus a cut showing the wood graining and figue. Additionally I would like to find the suitability of the wood for turning, boards, furniture, or other uses.
I have found some books that discuss a few varieties, but no work that treats many of the ‘Other’ trees and schrubs.
Can anyone direct me to such a book or work?
-- Rustfever, Central California