I recently polished off a great read for anyone truly intrigued by what the forest tell us. Reading the Forested Landscape: A Natural History of New England by Tom Wessels is one of those books that you can read again and again and still learn something new from.
Every wonder why New England has so many stone walls? And trick question is- it's not because of property markers. How about aging a stand of trees based on type of tree that is currently growing? Every wonder why a stand of pines happens to be there? Well as Tom Wessels describes in easy to read and educational details- it could be due to a number of reasons- many probably haven't even crossed your mind.
Being from New England made this book even more interesting to me, but even a non-Northerner will appreciate the details and information in this book. A great read that I highly recommend.