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Gil Nelson, Christopher Earle, Richard Spellenberg.  Covers 825 species, including all the native and naturalized trees of the eastern United States and Canada as far west as the Great Plains.  Descriptions present details of size, shape, growth habit, bark, leaves, flowers, fruit, flowering and fruiting times, habitat, and range.  Includes: "Quick ID" summaries; scientific and common names; the latest taxonomy; keys to leaves and twigs; and an introduction to tree identification, forest ecology, and plant classification & structure, and; much more.  Covers many small, overlooked species normally thought of as shrubs.  A highly-illustrated, comprehensive guide for every tree lover or enthusiast. 6 x 8, 720p, 285 color illustrations, 488 maps, 2014. OVERSIZE.
paperback..........US $29.95 CAN $39.95

INVASIVE PLANTS: Guide to Identification and the Impacts and Control of Common North American Species (2/e, Revised and Updated)

Sylvan Ramsey Kaufman, Wallace Kaufman.  “The first-ever field guide to invasive plants in North America, now completely revised and updated, with 23 new species.”  Features descriptions and full-color photographs of some 200 alien species – both terrestrial and aquatic.  Detailed species accounts include information on identifying characteristics, the plants’ environmental and economic impacts, as well as suggestions on the best management techniques for controlling them.  An essential resource for landowners and anyone hoping to understand this unprecedented environmental challenge. 5-1/2 x 8-1/4, 528p, 529 color photos, 2013.
I2847 paperback..........US $39.95 CAN $52.95

POLLINATORS OF NATIVE PLANTS: Attract, Observe and Identify Pollinators and Beneficial Insects with Native Plants
Heather Holm.  The first comprehensive book to illustrate the specific relationships between native pollinators and native plants.  Organized by plant communities, the book profiles over 65 perennial native plants of the Midwest, Great Lakes region, Northeast and southern Canada and the pollinators, beneficial insects and flower visitors the plants attract.  Provides the reader with information on how to attract, plant for and identify pollinators with native plants.  Features 1600+ photographs of plants and insects, information on pollination, types of pollinators and beneficial insects, pollinator habitat and conservation, as well as pollinator landscape plans.  A valuable resource for gardeners, native plant enthusiasts, landscape restoration professionals, small fruit and vegetable growers, and farmers who are interested in attracting, identifying, supporting or planting for pollinators. 6 x 9, 320p, color photos, range maps, 2014.
paperback..........US $29.95 CAN $36.95

THE LAND BETWEEN: Encounters on the Edge of the Canadian Shield
Thomas McIlwraith, ed..  This collection of 46 essays and stories explores the flora, fauna, landscape, history, geology, literature and mythology of one of Canada's undiscovered ecotomes.  Ranging from the southern edge of the Algonquin Dome to the outskirts of Kingston, Ontario, The Land Between is rich in history, recreation, and unique species.  It is a complex, irregularly-shaped strip of land about 240 km long and 20-40 km wide, its core of two strips - Precambrian, and Ordovician.  Parts of The Land Between comprise some of Ontario's beloved cottage country.  The area is a storehouse of biodiversity.  A taste of the rich history, unique culture, and diverse nature across this region. 9 x 9, 167p, 2013.
L2115 paperback..........US $29.95 CAN $29.95

THE HIDDEN LIFE OF TREES: What They Feel, How They Communicate (Discoveries from a Secret World)
Peter Wohlleben.  A forester's fascinating stories, supported by the latest research, reveal the extraordinary world of forests and illustrate how trees communicate and care for each other – “the forest is a social network.”  Draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families; tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, support them as they grow, share nutrients with those who are sick or struggling, and even warn each other of impending dangers.  “...With their newfound understanding of the delightfully complex life of trees, readers will never be able to look at a walk in the woods the same way again.” 5-1/4 x 7-1/2, 288p, 1 b&w illustration, 2016.
H2484 hardcover..........US $24.95 CAN $29.95

THE WOODLAND HOMESTEAD: How to Make your Land More Productive and Live More Self-Sufficiently in the Woods
Brett McLeod.  A wooded property – even just a small one – is full of possibilities for sustainable use.  Whether your goal is to grow food, harvest wood, or support livestock, this manual will help to show you how to get the most of your land.  Learn how to take stock of the forest makeup, use different axes and saws, prune and coppice trees, grow fruit and berries, build living fences and shelters, make syrup, and much more.  An informative guide filled with tips and techniques to “unlock the potential of your wooded land.” 8 x 10, 240p, two-color illustrations, 2015.
W3493 paperback..........US $19.95 CAN $26.95

HARVEST YOUR OWN LUMBER: How to Fell, Saw, Dry and Mill Wood
John English.  Covers all of the important steps in the conversion of wood - from selecting the raw material to the final drying of the harvested timber.  Includes: how to identify the best trees to harvest and the wood they contain; how to safely fell a tree and convert it into usable logs; proper milling and grading methods to turn logs into boards, timber, or veneer (sawing to grade); seasoning techniques to reduce your lumber’s water content (kiln and air drying), and; proper chain saw safety tips.  Combines clear text with useful photos and charts.  A valuable, concise guide for a small woodlot owner, woodworker, carpenter, urban forester or homeowner. 6 x 9, 130p, 250 color photos & illustrations, 2015.
H2437 paperback..........US $18.95 CAN $25.95

FARMING THE WOODS: An Integrated Permaculture Approach to Growing Food and Medicinals in Temperate Forests
Ken Mudge, Steve Gabriel.  To many people, forests are primarily reserved for timber and firewood harvesting.  Farming the Woods purports a remarkably different perspective: that a healthy forest can be maintained while growing a wide range of food, medicinal, and other non-timber products (NTFPs).  Covers, in detail, how to cultivate, harvest, and market high-value non-timber forest crops, such as American ginseng, shiitake mushrooms, ramps (wild leeks), maple syrup, fruit and nut trees, ornamental ferns, and more.  A valuable reference for anyone with access to an established woodland. 8 x 10, 384p, color photos & illustrations, 2014.
F5079 paperback..........US $39.95 CAN $55.95

LIVING WOOD: From buying a woodland to making a chair (4/e)
Mike Abbott (UK).  A “how-to” guide to becoming a green woodworker.  Covers Abbott’s own story, from playing in the woodlands to owning a share in a woodland in Herefordshire.  Begins with buying, managing, and harvesting a woodland.  Extensive sections cover developing woodland facilities (including tracks, steps, huts, a barn, a kitchen, and a compost toilet) and setting up a woodland workshop (plans for a shelter and updated designs for a shaving horse, a pole lathe, and other green wood-working tools and devices).  Final sections involve making ladder-back chairs (including cleaving, steam-bending, and techniques for ultra-tight joints without glue) and seating chairs with bark and with cord.  A valuable reference that is “both a practical manual and an inspirational guide.” 8-1/4 x 10-3/4, 240p, b&w photos & illustrations, 2013.
L4561 paperback..........US $29.95 CAN $39.95

THE NATURAL BUILDING COMPANION: A Comprehensive Guide to Integrative Design & Construction (with Instructional DVD)
Jacob Deva Racusin, Ace McArleton.  “A state-of-the-art resource for natural builders.”  In this complete reference to natural building philosophy, design, and technique, the authors walk builders through planning and design to construction, offering step-by-step instructions on: siting; choosing materials; planning for heat and moisture; developing an integrative design; creating the foundation, wall system, roof, and floors; selecting and making plasters and paints; budgeting and project management, and; more.  Contains thorough coverage of straw bale, straw-clay, woodchip-clay, and cellulose wall systems - as well as earthen and stone wall systems.  This illustrated reference and instructional DVD provide a framework for professionals making the transition from conventional building, homeowners embarking on their own construction, or green builders who want comprehensive guidance on natural-building options. 8 x 10, 448p, color photos + illustrations, tables, figures, 2012.
OVERSIZE. N3394 pb + DVD..........US $59.95 CAN $82.95

THE ART OF NATURAL BUILDING: Design, Construction, Resources (2/e) – Completely Revised, Expanded and Updated
Joseph Kennedy, Michael Smith, Catherine Wanek, eds..  One of a few resources to introduce the entire field and scope of natural building.  Fully revised and updated.  Offers a complete, user-friendly introduction for everyone from do-it-yourselfers to architects and designers.  Features articles from 60 leaders in the field, covering: the case for building with natural materials; what you need to know to plan and design your own natural home; explanations of thirty (30) versatile materials and techniques, each with an up-to-date resource list of where to go for further details and training, and; how these techniques are being used to address housing crises around the world.  The Art of Natural Building is “the encyclopedia of natural building.” 8 x 9, 480p, 400+ photos, 2015. OVERSIZE.
A7718 paperback..........US $39.95 CAN $39.95

ORGANIC MUSHROOM FARMING AND MYCOREMEDIATION: Simple to Advanced and Experimental Techniques for Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation
Tradd Cotter.  Offers readers an in-depth exploration of best organic mushroom cultivation practices, for both indoor and outdoor growing of a wide variety of species.  Wide-ranging appeal for both the beginning hobbyist and the market farmer, covering: the fundamentals of mushroom cultivation; innovative applications and projects; advanced techniques and research, and; detailed descriptions of selected mushrooms.  More than a cultivation guide, the book is “about healing the people and the planet, one mushroom and one cultivator at a time, reversing destructive cycles into creative forces.  Cotter urges readers to think with an opportunistic yet minimalistic approach, much like a mushroom, taking what it needs to survive and then returning resources to its ecosystem.” 8 x 10, 400p, 225 color photos, 2014.
O4552 paperback..........US $39.95 CAN $55.95

Jeanine Davis, W. Scott Persons.  Fully revised and updated, this “how-to” guide enables small landowners to preserve and enhance their treed space while simultaneously earning supplemental income.  Shows how to establish, grow, harvest and market: popular medicinal roots, like ginseng, goldenseal and black cohosh; other commonly used botanicals, including bloodroot, false unicorn and mayapple, as well as; ramps, and galax.  Includes budget information, extensive references, personal success stories, and an all-new section for the home gardener.  Aimed at aspiring and experienced growers alike, the most comprehensive, truly practical guide to the cultivation of woodland botanicals for fun and profit. 7-1/4 x 9, 480p, color insert, b&w photos, tables, 2014.
G7664 paperback..........US $36.95 CAN $39.95

SEEDS OF ONTARIO TREES & SHRUBS: Field Manual for Crop Forecasting and Collecting
Ontario Tree Seed Plant.  A timely revision of the Seed Manual of Ontario.  Includes most of Ontario’s native tree and shrub species, and a few non-native species.  Divided into three (3) sections: Basics, Operations and Species.  The “Basics” section contains background on afforestation, plant biology and seed quality.  “Operations” describes forecasting, collecting, field storage and shipping.  The third section, “Species,” is divided by Conifers, Broadleaf Trees, Shrubs and Vines and then by Collection Seasons (Early, Mid and Late Season) so collectors can plan their activities better.  Within each of these color-coded collection seasons, species are organized alphabetically by Latin name.  A comprehensive introduction for new seed collectors, as well as a field-worthy companion for experienced collectors. 6-3/4 x 8-1/2, 276p, color photos, 2014.
SEEDSONT spiral-bound..........US $42.95 CAN $48.00

THE SUGARMAKER’S COMPANION: An Integrated Approach to Producing Syrup from Maple, Birch, and Walnut Trees
Michael Farrell.  “The first guide of its kind for the small- and large-scale syrup producer seeking to make a profitable business from maple, birch, and walnut sap.”  Offers information on sugarbush management, the economics of sugaring, and marketing strategies.  Incorporates insight on ecological forest management, value-added products, and the most up-to-date techniques on sap collection and processing.  Readers will find if syrup production is right for them (and on what scale), determine how to find trees for tapping, learn the essentials of sap collection, the art and science of sugarmaking, and how to build community through syrup production.  Applicable for a wide range of climates and regions, an invaluable guide to an integrated sugaring operation for both home-scale and commercial sugarmakers alike. 8 x 9-1/2, 344p, color photos, figures, 2013.
S3971 paperback..........US $39.95 CAN $55.95

THE ORGANIC MEDICINAL HERB FARMER: The Ultimate Guide to Producing High-Quality Herbs on a Market Scale
Jeff Carpenter, Melanie Carpenter.  Both a business guide and a farming manual seeking to teach readers how to successfully grow and market organic medicinal Western herbs.  Whether you’re trying to farm medicinal plants, culinary herbs, or at-risk native herbs exclusively or simply add herbal crops to what you’re already growing, this book will guide you through the entire process - from cultivation to creating value-added products.  Covers all the basic practical information needed to get an organic herb farm up and running, from size and scale considerations, layout and design, to harvesting (and wild harvesting), postharvest processing, value-added products and marketing.  A reference making a convincing case that producing organic medicinal herbs can be a viable, profitable, farming enterprise. 8 x 10, 416p, color photos, 2015. OVERSIZE.
O5736 paperback..........US $39.95 CAN $55.95

HIDDEN NATURAL HISTORIES: TREES (The Secret Properties of 150 Species)
Noel Kingsbury.  One in a series offering insight into the cultivation and use of the bits of nature that many take for granted in our daily lives.  In Trees, Kingsbury turns to the leafy life-forms that have warmed our hearths, framed our boats for ocean voyaging, and provided us shade on summer afternoons.  From the fortitude of the ancient ginkgo tree to artistic depictions of quince fruit in the ruins of Pompeii, he explores the culinary, medicinal, cultural, and practical uses of a forest of tree species.  “...This celebration of all things lush and woody will enlighten every gardener, chef, and climber of trees.” 5-1/2 x 7-3/4, 224p, 200 color plates, 2015.
H221X paperback..........US $25.00 CAN $33.95

THE KIDS’ OUTDOOR ADVENTURE BOOK: 448 Great Things to Do in Nature Before You Grow Up (Falcon Guide)
Stacy Tornio, Ken Keffer.  A year-round “how-to” activity guidebook for getting kids outdoors and exploring nature.  Includes 448 things to do in nature for kids of all ages.  Offers craft projects, fun outing ideas, garden recipes nostalgic outdoor games, and more.  Filled with fascinating facts about nature, useful tips and tricks, and plenty of additional resources.  A fun, practical activity guide offering a hands-on approach to getting involved in nature. 7-1/2 x 9-1/4, 224p, color illustrations, 2013, ages 3-13.
paperback..........US $18.95 CAN $25.95