This is solid stuff — a comprehensive, factual review of why the boreal forest, which covers much of Canada, northern Europe, and Russia, benefits more from clear cutting than from selection harvesting, a program favoured by some. In a constructive and non-confrontational way, Mac Squires, a professional forester with decades of experience working in Canada’s boreal forests, examines how the trees in the forest reproduce, grow, and react to intervention — by natural disturbance and by humans — using all of this to explain his carefully considered position. For anyone interested in the health of the forest, I urge you to read this book.
Michael R. Innes, former Vice-President Environment, Abitibi-Price
Never been in the boreal forest, or even if you have, take this instructive tour through the eyes and mind of one of Canada’s most perceptive and knowledgeable professional foresters.
Ken Armson, former Provincial Forester, Ontario
A clear, accessible narrative … an interesting companion read alongside The Hidden Life of Trees, by Peter Wohleben.