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oakchip
3rd Jan 2010, 11:41 AM
G'day all, and happy new year.:D:2tsup:

I am trying to find a book on identifying Australian native trees, and more specifically Western Australian natives. The DEC have a couple of small publications but I was trying to find something more comprehensive. I have a reasonable knowledge of our local timbers, (sw corner WA ), but would like to get some pieces from goldfields, wheatbelt and other areas.

Does anyone know of any such publication.:?

Cheers
oakchip.

glenn k
3rd Jan 2010, 11:55 AM
EUCLID - Eucalypts of Southern Australia; it a CD and program your can key things out knowing bugga all about botany. If you go to the web site euclid - Google Search (http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=euclid&btnG=Google+Search&meta=cr%3DcountryAU&aq=f&oq=)
They have many other keys many free. Much easier than books but you will need to take bits home or get a lap top to take with you.

oakchip
3rd Jan 2010, 12:14 PM
Thanks Glenn,

I will have a look at that. A lap top is on my 'wish list' (which is much bigger than my 'can have list'):~

glenn k
3rd Jan 2010, 12:48 PM
Woops this is the link I meant to leave
CSIRO PUBLISHING - Books & CDs (http://www.publish.csiro.au/nid/18/pid/3281.htm)
This one may have some usefull info to Lucidcentral.org > Home (http://www.lucidcentral.com/) don't bother with their free download unless you want to write your own key. It contains no database.

Ed Reiss
3rd Jan 2010, 01:02 PM
Oakchip, you might want to check out "World Woods in Color" by William A. Lincoln

Many color plates with accurate color and grain configuration, and a wealth of other info included.

Zsteve
3rd Jan 2010, 04:38 PM
high Oakchip,

While Euclid is good, there is a book called ''Eucalypts of the Western Australian Goldfields (and adjacent whearbelt)''. which has a good range of species and includes some information in on the wood for many/most of them (ie it ranges from a sinlge line to paragraph).

did a net search and found this one was available:

Chippendale, G M
Eucalypts of the Western Australian Goldfields
Australian Government Publishing Service Canberra 1973 First Edition Dust Jacket Fair 4to - over 9�" - 12" tall Original Cloth Good Jacket is chipped and worn and has some short tears. Small penned name on frnt of jacket and inside. 218 pp. Index. Illus diags, maps.
$20.00 AUD

Dealer:
Warrigal Press
Mundaring
Western Australia
Australia 6073
Email: bobsheppard@warrigalpress.com.au
Webpage: Warrigal Press -- publishing since 1987 and rare books for sale (http://www.warrigalpress.com.au)
Phone: 08 92950891
Fax: 08 92950891

Steve

seriola
3rd Jan 2010, 05:01 PM
Oakchip try and get hold of a copy of Eucalypts of the Western Australian goldfields (and adjacent wheatbelt) G.M. Chippendale. This is an oldie but goody, mine dates back to 1973. This used in conjunction with another publication from primary industries, Eucalyptus buds and fruits, also edited by Chippendale will cost you very little and are an excellent reference for easy I.D. The book also has info on growing conditions, timber uses, propagation etc.
cheers, seriola

Obviously there has been some reclassification etc. but easy enough to work around, cheers, seriola

seriola
3rd Jan 2010, 05:04 PM
whoops was called away after starting the note and didn't see previous post. Glad to see the books still available. seriola

rsser
4th Jan 2010, 06:17 PM
Forest Trees of Australia 5th ed. CSIRO publishing
and there's a 3 vol set called s'thing like Field Guide to Eucalypts, divided geographically; vol 2 is prob WA

rummage thru the CSIRO publishing site.. CSIRO PUBLISHING - Books & CDs (http://www.publish.csiro.au/nid/18.htm)

Sawdust Maker
4th Jan 2010, 10:25 PM
Forest Trees of Australia 5th ed. CSIRO publishing
and there's a 3 vol set called s'thing like Field Guide to Eucalypts, divided geographically; vol 2 is prob WA

rummage thru the CSIRO publishing site.. CSIRO PUBLISHING - Books & CDs (http://www.publish.csiro.au/nid/18.htm)

Correct title Ern - written by MIH Brooker and DA Kleing

Vol2 is 'south - western and Southern Australia'
seems to cover all of SA and the bottom half of WA and a little of northwestern NSW

Vol 3 covers 'Northern Australia' so North WA, NT and Qld

They might even be in their third ed by now - not cheap either but well set out etc

oakchip
4th Jan 2010, 11:02 PM
G'day all,

Thanks for the feed back.:2tsup: A lot of very handy info there. Forrest Trees of Australia vol 2 sounds exactly what I'm after.:D

cheers fella's
oakchip

rsser
5th Jan 2010, 04:12 AM
Welcome. But you've mixed 2 titles up Oakchip.

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I lust after the Field Guide ... but at the size of a minor phone book it's not exactly something you can slip into a jacket pocket.

oakchip
5th Jan 2010, 08:30 AM
Welcome. But you've mixed 2 titles up Oakchip.

....

I lust after the Field Guide ... but at the size of a minor phone book it's not exactly something you can slip into a jacket pocket.

Dead right Ern,:doh: I meant the field guide. To have that quality of info with me I think its either the field guide or Euclid and a laptop, so the bulk is something I'll have to live with. The Vol 2 is quite hard to find at the moment , but I think I have found one at a book shop in Perth, where I just happen to have a gift voucher.:2tsup:

Thanks again
cheers
oakchip