About Timber Press

Timber Press is devoted to sharing the wonders of the natural world by publishing books from experts in the fields of gardening, horticulture, and natural history. 

Founded in 1978, Timber Press is internationally recognized as the leading gardening publisher. Its books and authors have received awards from the American Horticultural Society, the Garden Writers of America, the Garden Media Guild, and the National Garden Club of America. Some of Timber’s bestselling classics include Michael Dirr’s Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs, Bringing Nature Home by Douglas Tallamy, Tracy DiSabato-Aust’s The Well-Tended Perennial Garden, and Marta McDowell’s Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life

Timber Press joined the Workman family in 2006. The Timber office is located in Portland, Oregon, a city filled with natural wonders.

Land on Fire

The New Reality of Wildfire in the West

More than 9 million acres burned across North America in 2015, and wildfire season continues to burn longer and hotter, affecting more and more people each year. Land on Fire—by bestselling nature writer Gary Ferguson—explores the science behind this phenomenon and how nature reacts in the aftermath of flames. You'll learn about the heroic efforts of those fighting fire, how years of fire suppression and chronic drought have combined to make the situation more dire, and what the future of fire in the West could be.

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