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By Andi Bourne

Area author releases book on northwestern larch


December 2, 2021

Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

This past October, author and retired research forestry Stephen Arno of Missoula released "Golden Trees of the Mountain West" featuring northwestern larch. Arno's book is available at the Grizzly Claw Trading Company in Seeley Lake and online at

MISSOULA – Missoula author and retired forester Stephen Arno has had an affinity for forests and trees since he could barely walk. Not only did his love lead to a career as a research forester but as an author he shares his passion for forestry with the general public.

Arno recently released his latest book "Golden Trees of the Mountain West: A Natural History of Larch." In this 148-page book, Arno explores the ecology of western and alpine larch, their history with humans and their role in the natural world. He helps provide more information about the little-known deciduous conifers tha...

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