Hiker's Guide to the Trees, Shrubs,

and Woody Vines of Ricketts Glen State Park


Third Edition -- Internet Version



Introduction References Leaf Types Leaf Arrangements Leaf Edges Identification Key Descriptions Species List


References Used in the Preparation of this Guide


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