Synopses & Reviews
In Trees and Shrubs of the Pacific Northwest, Mark Turner and Ellen Kuhlman cover 568 species of woody plants that can be found in Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and northern California. The comprehensive field guides features introductory chapters on the native landscape and plant entries that detail the family, scientific and common name, flowering seasons, and size. Each entry includes color photographs of the plant's habitat and distinguishing characteristics and a range map.
Trees and Shrubs of the Pacific Northwest is for hikers, nature lovers, plant geeks, and anyone who wants to know more about, and be able to identify, the many plants of the Pacific Northwest.
Erring on the side of clarity, Turner and Kuhlmann include at leasttwo photographs for each of the 568 taxa in their book, drawing on well-used references and online resources to select as many aspossible of the plants found in all parts of the Northwest, from northern California to British Columbia. Entries include full-colorphotos, brief descriptions, and locations of plants on the onset map. There are four sections organized by leaf type: conifers, simpleleaves, compound leaves, and no leaves. There is a guide to navigating the book itself, as well as sections on climate,geography, plant habitats, exploring for trees and shrubs, and plant families. Also included are a bibliography and a conversion table for metric measurements.Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
About the Author
Mark Turner is a professional photographer who specializes in gardens and native plant environments. He combines a strong sense of photographic design, attention to detail, curiosity about both native and garden plants, and more than 30 years of exploring native plants in their environments. His work in the award-winning Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest has been widely praised.
Ellen Kuhlmann is a professional botanist with extensive experience with Northwest flora. She has a background in fire ecology, rare plant research, and plant community ecology. She worked for the U.S. Forest Service for many years, and for six years was the project manager for Seeds of Success, Washington Rare Plant Care and Conservation (Rare Care), a program sponsored by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.