1. "Based on the information in this guidebook, the oaks, and their amazing variety, are finally sorted out for me, easily, with good identification through range maps, species characteristics, plus silvics and taxonomy keys.
"...the authors have taken a subject with much technical information and have written so the layman can understand and use the information as easily as a forester might.
"...this book will be a valued companion in the fields or woods. After reading it through, and using its keys to identify the motley mix of oaks on my sandy acres, I have found it a "user friendly" guide." (Don Single, Michigan Forests, Spring 1985)
2. "The authors have obviously labored long and hard on this compendium of oaks. They have brought together a pleasing blend of natural history, botany and oak trivia that should be amusing for the layperson and useful for the professional or skilled amateur. It is particularly helpful to have information from a variety of rare and hard-to-find books all collected in one place for the first time.
"...this book is a valuable addition to the bookshelf, a good field guide, and an entertaining read. I can recommend it for anyone who loves trees and is curious about the family of oaks." (David A. Bainbridge, San Francisco Chronicle Review, February 3, 1985)