The Way of the Woods: Journeys Through American Forests by Linda Underhill (Oregon State University Press)
Read The Way of the Woods and you’ll start to see things around you in a different light. That little patch of big trees in your city—it’s an urban forest that can preserve nuggets of biodiversity. California’s redwoods—they’re not as invincible as their size suggests. Maple syrup—it really is a miracle of nature. By trekking through woodlands, observing carefully, talking to experts, and injecting her own passion for the trees, Linda Underhill tells their stories with crisp grace.