For 70 years, people have turned to Trees to Know to learn all about Northwest trees.
Now you can read the latest, expanded version of Trees to Know and learn how to identify native trees!
Use easy tools to identify native conifers and broadleaf trees
Recognize Northwest forest ecosystems
Understand how a changing climate will impact our forests
“This is more than a tree ID book. The joy of it is that there’s enough information that allows people to ID trees and enough about natural history and ecology that can get them excited about learning about trees and the forest they comprise.”
This classic volume is all new! Budding botanists and seasoned explorers alike will enjoy this tour through the trees and forests of the Northwest. Learn the secrets of massive redwoods, the color magic of the western larch and how to tell true cedars from false. Explore:
More than 400 full-color photos and 70 maps depicting habitat, range, and forest type.
Easy-to-follow identification keys.
The story of Northwest forests — past, present and future.
"This is the little book that taught me to identify Oregon trees back in the fifth grade — detailed enough for a biologist yet accessible even for a child."
William L. Sullivan, author of the "100 Hikes" series of guidebooks
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, 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
Credit: Oregon State University (Cropped from original)
This full-color, simple-to-use field guide makes shrub identification easy and fun. It features complete descriptions of the most common shrubs that grow in and around Pacific Northwest forests —from southern British Columbia to ...