The Trees in My Forest

The Trees in My Forest

by Bernd Heinrich

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Overview

Winner of the
New England Book Award Best
Nonfiction Award
and the Franklin Fairbanks
Award of the Fairbanks Museum

In a book destined to become a classic, biologist and acclaimed nature writer Bernd Heinrich takes readers on an eye-opening journey through the hidden life of a forest.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060929428
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/09/1998
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 312,130
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

The author of numerous bestselling and award-winning books, Bernd Heinrich is a professor of biology at the University of Vermont. He divides his time between Vermont and the forests of western Maine.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix(2)
Introduction xi
A Forest Ramble
1(19)
A View from the Top
20(5)
Whispering Pines?
25(4)
Trees?
29(7)
Getting By on Less
36(7)
Trimming the Deadwood
43(6)
Evolution of Small vs. Big Trees
49(10)
Construction for Strength
59(10)
Wood
69(5)
Trees as Individuals
74(9)
Vines
83(6)
Tree Geometry and Apical Dominance
89(16)
Time to a Tree
105(11)
Sex in Trees
116(9)
Apple Trees
125(12)
A Wild Apple Orchard
137(4)
The Dying and the Dead
141(14)
Seeds and Seedlings
155(11)
Acorns
166(7)
Of Birds, Trees, and Fungi
173(7)
Mushrooms
180(8)
Ants and Trees
188(8)
My White Pines
196(19)
A Celebration
215(6)
Appendix A: The Trees for the Forest 221(11)
Appendix B: The Trees and Shrubs of My Forest 232(3)
References 235

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