Northwest Trees: Identifying and Understanding the Region's Native Trees

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Mountaineers Books, Aug 12, 2020 - Nature - 304 pages
  • Perennial favorite in a new, convenient field-guide size
  • Concise natural history facts about more than 60 native species
No other guide duplicates Arno and Hammerly’s blend of expertise and visual artistry. Covering Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, and north into Canada, they identify and illustrate more than 60 species of indigenous Northwestern trees by characteristic shape, size, needles or leaves, and cones or seeds. This essential guide:
  • Provides an easy-to-use illustrated identification key based on the most reliable and non-technical features of each species
  • Features the ecology and human history associated with all Northwest trees
  • Includes 185 exceptionally accurate drawings as well as historical photos that bring these trees to life


Western White Pine
Limber Pine
Knobcone Pine
Alpine Larch
Engelmann and Brewer Spruce
Western Hemlock
Mountain Hemlock
Grand and White
Pacific Yew and Redwood
Black Cottonwood and Its Relatives
Golden Chinkapin
Canyon Live
Smaller Maples
Pacific Dogwood

Noble and Shasta Red
Port Orfordcedar

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About the author (2020)

Stephen F. Arno holds a PhD in forestry and plant science and is retired from a career as a research forester with the US Forest Service. Since 1973, he has authored or co-authored six books about forests and trees, including two Mountaineers Books titles, Northwest Trees and Timberline.

Ramona P. Hammerly is a native of the Puget Sound region. She illustrated the original edition of Northwest Trees in 1977 and also provided new illustrations for the 2007 anniversary edition.

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