Synopses & Reviews
- Provides easy to use illustrated identification key based on the most reliable and non-technical features of each species.
- Features the latest knowledge on the ecology and human history associated with all Northwest trees.
- Over 250 species exceptionally accurate drawings and historical photos bring these ancient trees to life.
How can you distinguish a Noble fir from a Grand fir? Or a Quaking Aspen from a Sitka Alder? Stephen Arno and Ramona Hammerly will show you how in their classic guide to identifying and appreciating Northwest trees. Arno and Hammerly have been studying and roaming Northwest's forest for nearly 50 years and no other guide on the market duplicates their blend of expertise and visual artistry. Covering Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, and north into Canada, they help identify and illustrate over 60 species of wild Northwestern trees by characteristic shape, size, needles or leaves, and cones or seeds.
"An essential and great companion for the amateur tree-fans 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
About the Author
Stephen Arno grew up on the shores of Puget Sound and later worked summers as a ranger and naturalist in the Olympic and Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. In 1970 he began a career as a forest ecologist with the USDA Forest Service. His recent books are Flames in Our Forest; Disaster or Renewal
and Restoring Fire-Prone Forest in the West
Romana Hammerly is a native of Puget Sound. She illustrated Northwest Trees and Timberline, and has worked primarily in watercolor, pen and ink, etching, and oils. She shows her art in various galleries throughout the Northwest.