By Canopy Team on March 3, 2022
California Arbor Week is March 7-14, and this month’s contribution to the list of our favorite tree books includes guides to native California plants, works featuring the iconic trees found in our forests, and books chronicling the history of California trees.
California now has more trees than at any time since the late Pleistocene. This book chronicles the changes in CA’s trees, from post-Gold Rush plantings of imported species and fruit orchards, to redwood logging, to the present.
With his vibrant photographs and lively writing, Ritter takes the reader on a journey through California’s iconic landscapes and abundant plant life. This guide features more than 500 species, along with descriptions and tree and wildflower identification charts.
Kaufmann tells an epic story that spans millions of years, nearly one hundred species of trees, and an astonishing richness of ecosystems. Includes Kaufmann’s signature watercolor maps and trail paintings.
Former park ranger William C. Tweed takes readers on a tour of the Big Trees in a narrative that travels deep into the Sierras, around the West, and all the way to New Zealand; and in doing so he explores the American public’s evolving relationship with sequoias.
Features over 150 of California’s most commonly grown trees. Used as a field guide or read with pleasure for the liveliness of the prose, this book will allow readers to learn the stories behind the trees that shade our parks, grace our yards, and line our streets.
This book explores the nature of growth and the conditions needed to lead a remarkable life. Like the redwoods, it’s a recipe for leaving a mark and creating a vision that stays with others for the rest of their lives. It’s the recipe for being a redwood, leaving others in awe.