All the shrubs you need to know!
New — second edition! The Northwest forest understory pulses with plant life — a vast variety of shrubs that shelter wildlife and provide food and flowers. But how do you tell them apart? And what shrubs should you be on the lookout for?
Shrubs to Know in Pacific Northwest Forests has the answers. Get the book that makes a hike through the woods feel like a visit with close friends.
About Shrubs to Know
Step into the forest with Edward C. Jensen, author of the classic Trees to Know in Oregon and Washington. In this companion volume, Jensen turns his lens on our shrub communities.
- Complete descriptions of 49 common species.
- An easy-to-use identification key.
- Notes on shrub names, history and habitat.
- Range maps and hundreds of color photos.
"Whether you want to add shrubs to your garden or enrich your next hiking experience, this is the guide for you. It's easy to use and chock-full of photos, maps, and other details you simply can't find anywhere else."
— LeeAnn Kreigh, author of The Nature of Portland and The Nature of Bend
“Well written and easy to use, it’s a book that should be in the libraries as well as the field bags of all who seek to enlarge their understanding of Pacific Northwest forest plant life. For professional and amateur naturalists alike.”
— Johannes E. Riutta, The Well-read Naturalist
About the author
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, Trees to Know in Oregon and Washington and the Manual of Oregon Trees and Shrubs. Jensen is an emeritus professor in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University.