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"A beautiful and meticulously illustrated book... -- --Inside Bozeman (MT) Magazine

"Fascinating guide... The book is well illustrated." -- --Book News Inc

"Masterpiece" -- The Stranger, Seattle WA

"Far more than an identification book, Trees provides a sense of place and the character of specific trees.." -- Olympian

"Northwest Trees reflects an updated understanding of our forests and is a welcome addition to any natural history book shelf." -- Book Reviews by Ann Vileisis

"Reading Northwest Trees provides an opportunity for readers to branch out and learn more about familiar and foreign trees." -- Herald and News

"This book is so rich in detailed, gorgeous illustrations that is should appeal to all book lovers.." -- Portland Mercury

"Written in a non-technical, user friendly language...this is an indispensable Northwest guide for outdoor folks.." --The Reel News

About the Author

Stephen F. 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."
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 220 pages
  • Publisher: Mountaineers Books; Rev Anv edition (September 15, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594850410
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594850417
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 0.6 x 9.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #113,728 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Kevin M. Geraghty on July 28, 2008
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This is a first rate book. The northwest region actually has relatively few native tree species. This is what makes this book simultaneously possible and useful. Given the fewer than twenty native tree species, it is worthwhile to get to know them intimately, to be able to learn something of the distribution, habitat requirements, and ecological role of each species. It is a foundation of an ecological understanding of NW forests. The illustrations are masterly, accurately capturing the gestalt of each species in a way that photographs often cannot.
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This book is JUST what I have been looking for. All of the other identification books for the northwest I have found are so limited in their descriptions I was completely unsure of whether I was IDing vegetation correctly. I want these authors to do more books on other types of flora and fauna and I will buy their books over the 10 others I have that are not nearly as great.

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Northwest Trees by Arno and Hammerly is a wonderful guide to the confiers and other trees of the Northwest. Hammerly's pen and ink drawings (over 250) are superb and I think communicate more information than full color photographs would. The book, not only gives the usual information on tree identification, but for each species provides information on its ecological role and fascinating material on human history as it relates to the tree. There is a very easy "key" for identifying the trees. The second edition of the book was published in 2007 and to commemorate 30 years from its first edition it was properly named an Anniversary Edition. The handsome Anniversary Edition is an acknowledgment to the books popularity and usefulness. This book is a classic and I frequently turn to it for information.
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An excellent book for someone, like me, who likes to walk the pacific northwest and gain insight into the foilage. The book takes you well past the simple name of the tree and supplies climate and ecological information. Good for engaging young people into their natural surroundings. Recommended enthusiastically.
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By Elphy 2 on August 24, 2010
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Good book but not easy for the layman....too in depth without an easy way to see a tree and use the book to identify it.
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If you hike around the Pacific Northwest and marvel at the forests, this is a book for you. For each species there are sections on where it grows, its appearance, its ecological role, and its role in human history. This book is a wonderful complement to Jon Luoma's "The Hidden Forest: Biography of an Ecosystem," which describes the fascinating research conducted in recent decades on old growth forests.
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I am very glad I ordered this book! It provides very readable information, and some unique illustrations.The book does not offer bold and colorful photographs; but rather, it gives the reader sketches of firs,pines, hemlock spruce...as well as trunks, boughs, leaves and fruit...(& still more: aspens, maples,some barks, landscape environments and hybrids).These are artistically astounding! I am learning so much from these drawings, which compliment what I am reading, and what I'm learning in the 'Field'. Thank you for making it available!
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A most beautiful book! Wonderful illustrations. I will cherish this book for a long time.
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