This full-color, simple-to-use field guide makes shrub identification easy and fun. It features 100 of the most common shrubs that grow in and around Pacific Northwest forests—from southern British Columbia to northern California and from the Pacific Ocean to the northern Rockies. It includes an overview of shrub communities in the Pacific Northwest; more than five hundred color photos; individual range maps and complete descriptions for each species; notes on range and habitat, response to disturbance, traditional and current uses, and origin of names; glossary of identification terms; and an easy-to-use, well-tested identification key.
Edward C. Jensen is an emeritus professor in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University. He is also the author of Trees to Know in Oregon and Washington, Woody Plants in North America, and the Manual of Oregon Trees and Shrubs.