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Bibliotaph... Nurtured by Nature

Compiled by Victoria Chase

Using six generously illustrated case studies, author Julian Raxworthy issues a call for landscape architects to leave the office and return to the garden with a new practice for working with plant material that he terms “the veridic”. Julian Raxworthy—Overgrown: Practices Between Landscape Architecture and Gardening—hardcover, 392 pages, The MIT Press

A native of British Columbia who grew up in the logging world, Suzanne Simard, now a professor of Forest Ecology, has been compared to the late marine biologist Rachel Carson, as scientists who convey complex, technical ideas in an engaging and compelling fashion. In her first book, Simard makes the case that trees are not simply the source of timber or pulp, but are a complicated, interdependent circle of life. Suzanne Simard—Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest— hardcover, 368 pages, Knopf

Hoping to heal a broken heart, CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Conor Knighton took the road trip of a lifetime, and ended up changing his views on everything from God to technology. Conor Knighton—Leave Only Footprints: My Acadia-To-Zion Journey Through Every National Park—hardcover, 336 pages, Crown Publishing

An entertaining, informative and illustrated guide to 54 of the most intriguing tree varieties in the Pacific Northwest. Karen Gaudette Brewer (writer), Emily Poole (illustrator)—Northwest Know-How: Trees— hardcover, 144 pages, Sasquatch Books

Supported by watercolor and pen and ink illustrations, this book explains how to forage from 40 trees for food, home remedies, and as raw materials to build toys and musical instruments. Adele Nozedar—The Tree Forager: 40 Extraordinary Trees & What to do With Them—hardcover, 208 pages, Watkins Publishing

In essays spanning a season afield, author Joel Spring shares his thoughts and insights regarding the future and the future of the sport of hunting. Joel Spring—At Forest’s Edge: Tales of Hunting, Friendship, and The Future—hardcover, 248 pages, Skyhorse Publishing

A compilation of quotes, facts, stories, and forest imagery aimed at helping the reader rediscover (or deepen) their connection with the great outdoors. Andrea Sarubbi Fereshteh—In the Company of Trees: Honoring Our Connection to the Sacred Power, Beauty, and Wisdom of Trees—paper over board, Adams Media

Art Wolfe’s immersive photos of individual specimens and entire forests are accompanied by writer Gregory McNamee’s entertaining narrative examining cultural lore and legends that define the longstanding symbiosis between trees and humans. Gregory McNamee (writer), Art Wolfe (photographer)— Trees: Between Earth and Heaven—hardcover, 318 pages, Earth Aware Editions

Available in October, this is the fourth monograph to focus on the work of Miami-based contemporary landscape architect Raymond Jungles, and will present 21 completed projects from Manhattan to Mexico. Raymond Jungles—Beyond Wild: Gardens and Landscapes by Raymond Jungles—hardcover, 240 pages, The Monacelli Press

Hilton Carter shares step-by-step instructions for a wide range of plant-inspired interior projects, from a simple planter to entire living wall. Hilton Carter— Wild Creations: Inspiring Projects to Create Plus Plant Care Tips & Styling Ideas for Your Own Wild Interior—paper over board, 240 pages CICO books

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