Woods Whys Now Available at Local Booksellers Across Vermont and New Hampshire

16 July 2019

Contact:

Caroline Zeilenga, Executive Assistant to the Commissioner

Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation | Agency of Natural Resources

802-828-1534, caroline.zeilenga@vermont.gov

Woods Whys Now Available at Local Booksellers Across Vermont and New Hampshire

A new book by Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation Commissioner Michael Snyder is now available in local bookstores across the region. Woods Whys: An Exploration of Forests and Forestry is a collection of essays that aims to teach people more about trees, forests, and forest management—and, by doing so, to help them become more connected to the woods around them. The book is available at many stores across Vermont and New Hampshire, including those listed below.

Vermont

Bridgeside Books, Waterbury, VT
Bear Pond Books, Stowe, VT
Onion River Outdoors, Montpelier, VT
Bear Pond Books, Montpelier, VT
Galaxy Bookshop, Hardwick, VT
Vermont Book Shop, Middlebury, VT
Norwich Bookstore, Norwich, VT
Northshire Bookstore, Manchester Center, VT

New Hampshire

Mountain Wanderer, Lincoln, NH
Little Village Toys and Books, Littleton, NH
White Birch Books, North Conway
Toadstool Bookshop, Keene, NH & Peterborough, NH
Bayswater Book Company, Center Harbor, NH
Ragged Mountain Equipment, Intervale, NH
Main Street BookEnds, Warner, NH
White Mountain Café and Bookstore, Gorham

Don’t see your favorite bookseller included on this list? Please consider contacting them to order copies!

Woods Whys is published and distributed by Bondcliff Books in partnership with the Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation, and can also be purchased online at www.bondcliffbooks.com or Amazon, and by phone at 603-444-4880.

Please read on for the original press release announcing the publication of Woods Whys.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 13, 2019

Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation

Contact:

Caroline Zeilenga, Executive Assistant to the Commissioner

Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation | Agency of Natural Resources

802-828-1534, caroline.zeilenga@vermont.gov

Woods Whys: New Book by Forests, Parks and Recreation Commissioner Explores the Hows and Whys of Forests and Forestry

MONTPELIER, VT – Have you ever wondered how trees “come back to life” in spring? Why paper birches are so white? Or which trees make the best firewood? A new book by Vermont’s Commissioner of Forests, Parks, and Recreation, Michael Snyder answers these questions and many others. Woods Whys: An Exploration of Forests and Forestry is a collection of essays that aims to teach people more about trees, forests, and forest management—and, by doing so, to help them become more connected to the woods around them.

“My goal in writing this book was to share my love of the woods with others,” says Snyder. “Each essay begins with a question, and while I always tried to answer that question through facts and science, it was important to me to leave room for the wonder and enduring mysteries of forests, too.”

The essays in Woods Whys originally appeared in a column Snyder wrote for many years in Northern Woodlandsmagazine, and the collection is written for a general audience. The book is designed to be read cover-to-cover or one article at a time, depending on what the reader is curious about. It draws on Snyder’s decades of professional forestry experience, including years spent as a county forester walking through woods with Vermont landowners.

“Condensing complex forest science into topics that are accessible, fun, and easy-to-understand is challenging, and it’s what makes Woods Whys such a great resource,” says Tony D’Amato, professor and director of the forestry program at the University of Vermont. “This book helps connect everyone to the woods, whether they’re novices or forestry professionals.”

Woods Whys is published and distributed by Bondcliff Books in partnership with the Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation, and is available for purchase at many local booksellers throughout Vermont and online at www.bondcliffbooks.com or Amazon, and by phone at 603-444-4880. Book events are also being planned across the region and details will be available soon.

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