In any given year, millions of people visit one or more of the 154 national forests in the United States,
not to mention the hundreds of thousands who spend some time in the private forests of the nation.
All of them – hikers, hunters, fishermen, campers, and canoeists – are drawn to the woods for some special reason.
Yet few of them see the forest as a whole, as the web of life it truly is. Here, from New York Times bestselling author Richard M. Ketchum, is the extraordinary story of forests and the trees that comprise them.