“The tree I had in the garden as a child, my beech tree, I used to climb up there and spend hours. I took my homework up there, my books, … and it just felt very good to be up there among the green leaves and the birds and sky.” - Jane Goodall


Good Tree Reads

Pruning and Care

An Illustrated Guide to Pruning 3rd ed. – Edward F. Gilman

American Horticultural Society’s Guide to Pruning and Training

Tree Identification and Selection

Northwest Trees by Stephen Arno & Ramona Hammerly

Trees of Western North America: Princeton Field Guide

National Audubon Society Field Guide to Trees, Western Region

Sibley Guide to Trees by David Allen Sibley

Tree Non-fiction

The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature’s Great Connectors by David George Haskell

The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring by Richard Preston

The Secret Wisdom of Nature by Peter Wohlleben

The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

Forest Bathing: How Trees Can Find You Health and Happiness by Dr Qing Li

The Man Who Planted Trees: A Story of Lost Groves, the Science of Trees, and a Plan to Save the Planet by Jim Robbins

The Long, Long Life of Trees by Fiona Stafford

Graced by Pines by Alexandra Murphy

Around the World in 80 Trees by Jonathan Drori

In Search of The Canary Tree by Lauren E. Oakes

Tree Fiction

The Overstory by Richard Powers