This full-colour, simple-to-use field guide makes shrub identification easy and fun. It features 100 of the most common shrubs that grow in and around Pacific Northwest forests – from southern British Columbia to northern California and from the Pacific Ocean to the northern Rockies. It includes an overview of shrub communities in the Pacific Northwest; more than five hundred colour photos; individual range maps and complete descriptions for each species; notes on range and habitat, response to disturbance, traditional and current uses, and origin of names; glossary of identification terms; and an easy-to-use, well-tested identification key.
Edward C. Jensen says his love of forests began with a summer job in Olympic National Park during his college years. The awesome majesty of the old-growth Douglas-firs and western hemlocks he found there changed his life. Jensen has spent his career teaching students about trees, shrubs and native plants. He is also the author of Woody Plants in North America, Shrubs to Know in Pacific Northwest Forests, and the Manual of Oregon Trees and Shrubs. Jensen is an emeritus professor in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University.