Words from the Woods

Jim Freed, WSU Stewardship Forester
If you’re tired of TV and rented movies then it’s a great time to learn more about what is going on in your forest! A good book and a warm fire go great together.
Here is a list of books that can give you a greater view of what is going on with all the plants of your forest not just the trees:
  1. Plant Technology of the First Peoples in British Columbia – Nancy J. Turner
  2. Stalking the Wild Asparagus – Euell Gibbons (old but still fun)
  3. Northwest Foraging – Doug Benoliel ( some good basic knowledge)
  4. The Wild Berry Book – Katie Letcher Lyle
  5. Trees, Shrubs & Flowers to Know in British Columbia & Washington – C.P. Lyons
  6. The Natural Habitat Garden – Ken Druse
  7. Landscaping for Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest – Russell Link
  8. Medicinal Mushrooms – Christopher Hobbs , L. Ac. (they’re not just for eating)

This is just a start. If you have some good books to share let us know at sflo@dnr.wa.gov. The Small Forest Landowner Office is always looking for more good titles to pass on to our readership.