To view the library catalog record for the any of the new items listed below, copy and paste the title into the search bar of our online catalog. View our new electronic resources by clicking the links below.  Electronic resources (PDFs, databases) are searchable in our online catalog by title or keyword.

Books new on our library shelves
  • Forest Forensics: A Field Guide to Reading the Forested Landscape by Tom Wessels.  (Call Number 022A, Shelf 1).
    A pocket sized paperback, lavishly illustrated with photographs.  Though oriented to New England, this book is useful for “reading” our local Virginia woods as well.  Includes a dichotomous key to help users identify signs of Agriculture, Old Growth, Wind, and Logging in our wooded areas.
  • Gather Ye Wild Things: a Forager’s Year (scroll down to seventh listing for UVA’s description of Hitchcock’s first book).  By Susan Tyler Hitchcock, Call No.70, Shelf 2.
  •  Into the Forest: the Secret Language of Trees By Susan Tyler Hitchcock. Call No. 68, Shelf 2.
  • The Language of Trees: A Rewilding of Literature and Landscape by Katie Holten. Call Number 67, Shelf 2.
    This collection includes short fiction, non-fiction and poetry on topics ranging from the death of a 3,500 year-old cypress tree to Tree Clocks in Mongolia, forest fragments in the Amazon and the language of fossil poetry.  Introduction from Ross Gay and writings from over fifty contributors, including Richard Powers, Robert Macfarlane, Zadie Smith, James Gleick, Elizabeth Kolbert and Robin Wall Kimmerer.  Beautiful images of Holten’s tree font translations accompany each text.
  • Lily’s Adventure
    Print version of the electronic version originally produced by St Ann’s Belfield 8th graders in 2023.  Tells the story of a young girl’s excitement about planting native trees in the forest. Call Number 69, Shelf 2.

Recently added electronic resources

  • Lily’s Adventure
    A 2023 project of the 8th grade at St. Ann’s Belfield School in Charlottesville: a book meant to inspire children to plant native trees. Both PDF and audiobook available through this link.
  • Reforestation Hub from American Forests
    Use “Select a state” option in upper right corner of main screen to search by state and to see county summaries.  “Developed in partnership with the Nature Conservancy, this online tool offers the most comprehensive reforestation data ever assembled for the United States. Users can find reforestation opportunities in their county or state and run this data through filters, including current land use and land ownership. This tool shows how many trees are needed to reforest a given piece of land and how much carbon a revived forest could store.”
  • Urban Tree Canopy Assessment for the City of Charlottesville, March 2022 (24 pp)
    Prepared by PlanIT Geo, Inc., Arvada, Colorado, for the City of Charlottesville.

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