A reprint of the 2007 anniversary edition. No other guide duplicates Arno and Hammerly's blend of expertise and visual artistry. Covering Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, and north into Canada, they identify and illustrate more than 60 species of indigenous Northwestern trees by characteristic shape, size, needles or leaves, and cones or seeds. This essential guide:
- Provides an easy-to-use illustrated identification key based on the most reliable and non-technical features of each species
- Features the ecology and human history associated with all Northwest trees
- Includes 185 exceptionally accurate drawings as well as historical photos that bring these trees to life
Stephen F. Arno holds a PhD in forestry and plant science and is retired from a career as a research forester with the US Forest Service. Since 1973, he has authored or co-authored six books about forests and trees, including two Mountaineers Books titles, Northwest Trees and Timberline.
Ramona P. Hammerly is a native of the Puget Sound region. She illustrated the original edition of Northwest Trees in 1977 and also provided new illustrations for the 2007 anniversary edition.
"The artistry matches the outstanding details for this useful field guide that helps the viewer to identify the trees by their specific features including shapes, size, needles, cones, and seeds. For those venturing into the northwest forest, this is the guide."
– Portland Book Review
"An essential and great companion for the amateur treefans and a valuable source of information for the professional!"
– Jerry Franklin, College of Forest Resources, Univ. of WA
" [...] a valuable guide for those who live in or visit the Greater Northwest"
– Peter Achuff, National Botanist, Parks Canada
"Few writers of natural history have captured the trees and forest environments of western North America as well as Stephen Arno [...] "
– Robert Van Pelt, author of Forest Giants of the Pacific Coast