A Field Guide to Reading the Forested Landscape
ISBN10: 0881509183 ISBN13: 9780881509182 Publisher: Countryman Pr Published: Sep 1 2010 Pages: 160 Weight: 0.88lbs. Height: 7.50" Width: 5.00" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
Thousands of readers have had their experience of being in a forest changed forever by reading Tom Wessels's Reading the Forested Landscape. Was this forest once farmland? Was it logged in the past? Was there ever a major catastrophe like a fire or a wind storm that brought trees down?
Now Wessels takes that wonderful ability to discern much of the history of the forest from visual clues and boils it all down to a manageable field guide that you can take out to the woods and use to start playing forest detective yourself. Wessels has created a key--a fascinating series of either/or questions--to guide you through the process of analyzing what you see. You'll feel like a woodland Sherlock Holmes. No walk in the woods will ever be the same.