A simpler way to tell what kind of tree it is

SALISBURY — Mark Mikolas, author of “A Beginner’s Guide to Recognizing Trees of the Northeast,” said his book is not like others on the subject.

Mikolas spoke to a standing-room only audience at the Scoville Memorial Library on Saturday, March 9, in an event sponsored by the library and the Salisbury Association Land Trust.

With a standard tree guide, the reader goes out in the woods, picks a tree, and tries to find it in the book.

The guides are based on identifying leaves and buds, bud scars and flowers, in detail.

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