New Edition of Japanese Maple
At last, the classic book on these beautiful trees has been updated in terms of taxonomy and cultivars, and the new edition is stocked with even more striking photos. Plus, in keeping with the natural poetry of these trees, the meanings of many of the cultivar names are now revealed, making Japanese Maples (3rd Edition) soothing bedtime reading, and a fine reference book as well. Japanese Maples, by J.D. Vertrees, Third Edition (Timber Press, 2001, $49.95)
Fall Foliage Finder
If autumn puts you in the mood for peak experiences, the U.S. Forest Service Fall Foliage web page can help you find color hot spots you might otherwise miss. There's even a search engine, and links to state and local color reports throughout the country.