Best Trees in Biological Sciences Books

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1. The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate―Discoveries from A Secret World (The Mysteries of Nature, 1)

Author: by Peter Wohlleben
Published at: Greystone Books; First English Language Edition, 8th Printing (September 13, 2016)
ISBN: 978-1771642484

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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWith more than 2 million copies sold worldwide, this beautifully-written book journeys deep into the forest to uncover the fascinatingand surprisingly movinghidden life of trees. At once romantic and scientific, [Wohlleben’s] view of the forest calls on us all to reevaluate our relationships with the plant world.

Daniel Chamovitz, PhD, author of What a Plant KnowsAre trees social beings? In The Hidden Life of Trees forester and author Peter Wohlleben convincingly makes the case that, yes, the forest is a social network. He draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families: tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, support them as they grow, share nutrients with those who are sick or struggling, and even warn each other of impending dangers.

Wohlleben also shares his deep love of woods and forests, explaining the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in his woodland. After learning about the complex life of trees, a walk in the woods will never be the same again.

2. The Architecture of Trees

Author: by Cesare Leonardi
Published at: Princeton Architectural Press; Illustrated edition (March 26, 2019)
ISBN: 978-1616898069

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“Any landscape architect worth their soil should pick up The Architecture of Trees, an all-encompassing atlas of all things tree-related.”The Architect’s NewspaperA 2019 Oprah’s Favorite Things PickA gorgeous, large format volume that shows each hand-drawn illustration in stunning detail. The Architecture of Trees is the result of over twenty years of dedicated study by landscape architects Cesare Leonardi and Franca Stagi.

This new edition preserves the original magnificent illustrations and text, translated into English for the first time. Features more than 550 exquisite quill-pen drawings of trees. Each of the 212 tree species are drawn to a scale of 1:100, with and without foliage.

Complete with tables of seasonal color variation and projections of shadows cast during the hours of daylight and season by season, no other tree book contains such detailed and scientific drawings. A legendary and unsurpassed botanical masterwork. Considered a standard in many landscape architecture firms, the drawings, essays, and detailed charts are essential for large scale landscaping projects and a helpful tool for backyard renovations.

3. The Age of Wood: Our Most Useful Material and the Construction of Civilization

Author: by Roland Ennos
Published at: Scribner (December 1, 2020)
ISBN: 978-1982114732

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A groundbreaking examination of the role that wood and trees have played in our global ecosystemincluding human evolution and the rise and fall of empiresin the bestselling tradition of Yuval Harari’s Sapiens and Mark Kurlansky’s Salt. As the dominant species on Earth, humans have made astonishing progress since our ancestors came down from the trees.

But how did the descendants of small primates manage to walk upright, become top predators, and populate the world? How were humans able to develop civilizations and produce a globalized economy? Now, in The Age of Wood, Roland Ennos shows for the first time that the key to our success has been our relationship with wood.

Brilliantly synthesizing recent research with existing knowledge in fields as wide-ranging as primatology, anthropology, archaeology, history, architecture, engineering, and carpentry, Ennos reinterprets human history and shows how our ability to exploit wood’s unique properties has profoundly shaped our bodies and minds, societies, and lives.

4. The Sibley Guide to Trees (Sibley Guides)

Author: by David Allen Sibley
Published at: Knopf; First Edition (September 15, 2009)
ISBN: 978-0375415197

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David Allen Sibley, the preeminent bird-guide author and illustrator, now applies his formidable skills of identification and illustration to the trees of North America. Monumental in scope but small enough to take into the field, The Sibley Guide to Trees is an astonishingly elegant guide to a complex subject.

It condenses a huge amount of information about tree identification more than has ever been collected in a single book into a logical, accessible, easy-to-use format. With more than 4,100 meticulous, exquisitely detailed paintings, the Guide highlights the often subtle similarities and distinctions between more than 600 tree species native trees as well as many introduced species.

No other guide has ever made field identification so clear. / Author: David Allen Sibley / ISBN: 9780375415197

5. Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Trees: Eastern Region

Author: by National Audubon Society
Published at: Knopf; 24th edition (May 12, 1980)
ISBN: 978-0394507606

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The most comprehensive field guide available to the trees of North America’s eastern region-a must-have for any enthusiast’s day pack or home library-from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers. Nearly 700 species of trees are detailed in beautiful, full-color photographs of leaf shape, bark, flowers, fruit, and fall leaves, and accompanied by informative text.

Both compact and comprehensive, this is the ideal companion for beginner and advanced tree-peepers alike. Note: the Eastern Edition generally covers states east of the Rocky Mountains, while the Western Edition covers the Rocky Mountain range and all the states to the west of it.

6. To Speak for the Trees: My Life's Journey from Ancient Celtic Wisdom to a Healing Vision of the Forest

Author: by Diana Beresford-Kroeger
Published at: Random House Canada (September 24, 2019)
ISBN: 978-0735275072

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Canadian botanist, biochemist and visionary Diana Beresford-Kroeger’s startling insights into the hidden life of trees have already sparked a quiet revolution in how we understand our relationship to forests. Now, in a captivating account of how her life led her to these illuminating and crucial ideas, she shows us how forests can not only heal us but save the planet.

When Diana Beresford-Kroeger-whose father was a member of the Anglo-Irish aristocracy and whose mother was an O’Donoghue, one of the stronghold families who carried on the ancient Celtic traditions-was orphaned as a child, she could have been sent to the Magdalene Laundries.

Instead, the O’Donoghue elders, most of them scholars and freehold farmers in the Lisheens valley in County Cork, took her under their wing. Diana became the last ward under the Brehon Law. Over the course of three summers, she was taught the ways of the Celtic triad of mind, body and soul.

This included the philosophy of healing, the laws of the trees, Brehon wisdom and the Ogham alphabet, all of it rooted in a vision of nature that saw trees and forests as fundamental to human survival and spirituality. Already a precociously gifted scholar, Diana found that her grounding in the ancient ways led her to fresh scientific concepts.

7. Bark: A Field Guide to Trees of the Northeast

Author: by Michael Wojtech
Published at: Brandeis University Press; New edition (October 16, 2020)
ISBN: 978-1684580316

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What kind of tree is that? Whether you’re hiking in the woods or simply sitting in your backyard, from Maine to New York you’ll never be without an answer to that question, thanks to this handy companion to the trees of the Northeast.

Featuring detailed information and illustrations covering each phase of a tree’s lifecycle, this indispensable guidebook explains how to identify trees by their bark aloneno more need to wait for leaf season. Chapters on the structure and ecology of tree bark, descriptions of bark appearance, an easy-to-use identification key, and supplemental information on non-bark characteristicsall enhanced by more than 450 photographs, illustrations, and mapswill show you how to distinguish the textures, shapes, and colors of bark to recognize various tree species, and also understand why these traits evolved.

Whether you’re a professional naturalist or a parent leading a family hike, this new edition of Bark: A Field Guide to Trees of the Northeast is your essential guide to the region’s 67 native and naturalized tree species.


A Year of Forest School: Outdoor Play and Skill-building Fun for Every Season

Author: by Jane Worroll
Published at: Watkins Publishing; Illustrated edition (May 15, 2018)
ISBN: 978-1786781314

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More games, crafts and skills Forest School style, building on the success of Play the Forest School Way. This book is organized by season to encourage kids to get outdoors come rain, shine or snow! Following on from the bestselling Play the Forest School Way, here is a brilliant selection of brand-new games, crafts and activities to get kids developing new skills and exploring the natural world all year round.

Structured around the four seasons of the year, each chapter is packed full of step-by-step Forest School games and activities that harmonize with the weather and what’s happening in nature at that time of year, with a nod to seasonal festivals such as Easter and Christmas.

In spring, for example, you could make a mud birthday cake to celebrate Earth Day on 22 April, or (inspired by bird song) craft sistrums from sticks and bottle tops, or make a clay hare and enjoy dandelion tea and a chocolate egg hunt at a spring day out.

At Forest School, children return to the same location again and again, building a lasting connection with a specific part of the natural world, and this book in its year-round approach will bring this aspect of Forest School play to the fore.

9. Identifying Trees of the East: An All-Season Guide to Eastern North America

Author: by Michael D. Williams
Published at: Stackpole Books; Second edition (June 1, 2017)
ISBN: 978-0811718301

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All-season field guide for identifying common trees of eastern NAThis popular, field-tested guide for identifying trees in any season, not just when they are in full leaf, features 600 color photos and 200 line drawings showing bark, branching patterns, fruits, flowers, nuts, and overall appearance in addition to leaf color and shape.

Accompanying text describes common locations and identifying characteristics. Covers every common tree in eastern North America, updated with the latest taxonomy and 130 range maps. Created for in-the-field or at-home use, this helpful guide includes an easy-to-use key to facilitate putting a name to a tree.

10. In Defense of Plants: An Exploration into the Wonder of Plants (Plant Guide)

Author: by Matt Candeias PhD
Published at: Mango (February 23, 2021)
ISBN: 978-1642504538

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The Study of Plants in a Whole New LightMatt Candeias succeeds in evoking the wonder of plants with wit and wisdom.James T. Costa, PhD, executive director, Highlands Biological Station and author of Darwin’s Backyard#1 New Release in Nature & Ecology, Plants, Botany, Horticulture, Trees, Biological Sciences, and Nature Writing & EssaysIn his debut book, internationally-recognized blogger and podcaster Matt Candeias celebrates the nature of plants and the extraordinary world of plant organisms.

A botanist’s defense. Since his early days of plant restoration, this amateur plant scientist has been enchanted with flora and the greater environmental ecology of the planet. Now, he looks at the study of plants through the lens of his ever-growing houseplant collection.

Using gardening, houseplants, and examples of plants around you, In Defense of Plants changes your relationship with the world from the comfort of your windowsill. The ruthless, horny, and wonderful nature of plants. Understand how plants evolve and live on Earth with a never-before-seen look into their daily drama.

11. Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast

Author: by Jim Pojar
Published at: Partners Publishing; New edition (December 6, 2004)
ISBN: 978-1772130089

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This classic, bestselling field guide features 794 species of plants commonly found along the Pacific coast from Oregon to Alaska, including trees, shrubs, wildflowers, aquatic plants, grasses, ferns, mosses and lichens. Areas covered are the coastal region from shoreline to alpine, including the western Cascades – from tide pools to rain forests and meadows.

Included in this massive, indispensable guide are 1100 color photographs; more than 1000 line drawings and silhouettes; clear species descriptions and keys to groups; descriptions of each plant’s habitat and range; 794 range maps in color; indexes, glossary, and bibliography. Rich and engaging notes on each species describe aboriginal and other local uses of plants for food, medicine and implements, along with unique characteristics of the plants and the origins of their names.

For both amateurs and professionals, this is the best and most accessible guide of its kind.

12. Essential Native Trees and Shrubs for the Eastern United States: The Guide to Creating a Sustainable Landscape

Author: by Tony Dove
Published at: Imagine; Illustrated edition (February 6, 2018)
ISBN: 978-1623545031

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Praised by Doug Tallamy as “an important new tool to our native plant libraries,” this go-to guide is perfect for gardeners of all skill levels looking to add sustainable native flora to any horticultural project east of the Mississippi River Valley.

Gleaned from the authors’ 75 years of landscaping experience, this user-friendly reference offers suggestions on species selection based on a plant’s performance, aesthetic appeal, and wide range of adaptability. Expert authors Tony Dove and Ginger Woolridge’s valuable resource is organized for fast and confident tree and shrub selections for specific landscape applications, and is full of vivid four-color photographs, graphs, and practical tips.

A sound and giftable volume for gardeners and landscapers from New England through the Carolinas, from the east coast to the Mississippi River, including Georgia and into northern Florida.”This is an authoritative catalog, organized by a range of categories: those that have attractive bark or are evergreen, those that have showy flowers or are wind, salt or drought tolerant.”New York Times Summer Reading List for The Great Outdoors”An important new tool to our native plant libraries…

13. Forest Bathing: How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness

Author: by Qing Dr. Li
Published at: Penguin Life; Illustrated edition (April 17, 2018)
ISBN: 978-0525559856

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The definitive guide to the therapeutic Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, or the art and science of how trees can promote health and happinessNotice how a tree sways in the wind. Run your hands over its bark. Take in its citrusy scent.

As a society we suffer from nature deficit disorder, but studies have shown that spending mindful, intentional time around trees-what the Japanese call shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing-can promote health and happiness. In this beautiful book-featuring more than 100 color photographs from forests around the world, including the forest therapy trails that criss-cross Japan-Dr. Qing Li, the world’s foremost expert in forest medicine, shows how forest bathing can reduce your stress levels and blood pressure, strengthen your immune and cardiovascular systems, boost your energy, mood, creativity, and concentration, and even help you lose weight and live longer.

Once you’ve discovered the healing power of trees, you can lose yourself in the beauty of your surroundings, leave everyday stress behind, and reach a place of greater calm and wellness.

14. The Oak Papers

Author: by James Canton
Published at: HarperOne (February 16, 2021)
ISBN: 978-0063037946

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“A profound meditation on the human need for connection with nature, as one man seeks solace beneath the bows of an ancient oak tree.”Peter Wohlleben, author of The Hidden Life of Trees”James Canton knows so much, writes so well and understands so deeply about the true forest magic and the important place these trees have in it.

Knowledge and joy.” Sara Maitland, author of How to Be AloneJoining the ranks of The Hidden Life of Trees and H is for Hawk, an evocative memoir and ode to one of the most majestic living things on earththe oak treeprobing the mysteries of nature and the healing role it plays in our lives.

Thrown into turmoil by the end of his long-term relationship, Professor James Canton spent two years meditating [PA1]beneath the welcoming shelter of the massive 800-year-old Honywood Oak tree in North Essex, England. While considering the direction of his own life, he began to contemplate the existence of this colossus tree.

Standing in England for centuries, the oak would have been a sapling when the Magna Carta was signed in 1215. In this beautiful, transportive book, Canton tells the story of this tree in its ecological, spiritual, literary, and historical contexts, using it as a prism to see his own life and human history.