Welcome to the web site for arborist / author, Vic Foerster!


Vic’s passion for the natural world and for all things “Isle Royale” is contagious and conveyed through his books, Naked in the Stream: Isle Royale Stories and Hidden in the Trees, an Isle Royale Sojourn

Foerster’s books allows readers to experience his thirty-plus years of visits to what many consider the gem of the National Park Service. 

'Naked in the Stream: Isle Royale Stories' is the 2017 Great Lakes Reads Selection as chosen by the State of Michigan's Center for the Book. And Hidden in the Trees was a 2017 Burroughs Medal Finalist.

Artwork is provided by award winning artist, Joyce Koskenmaki, a former artist-in-resident to Isle Royale. These wonderfully crafted books take an intimate look into what it means to find and revere wildness. 

Vic Foerster is a consulting arborist who works for clients throughout Southwest Michigan. He has served as past chairman to the Michigan DNR’s urban forestry advisory council and as a long-time adviser for the Urban Forestry Project for the City of Grand Rapids.

He has written several articles pertaining to the proper care and maintenance of trees, including his monthly column called, "From the Field," for Tree Services Magazine and “The Michigan Landscape Magazine.”

To purchase signed copies of Naked in the Stream or Hidden in the Trees or to contact Vic with questions or for speaking engagements, please email him at foerstervic@gmail.com. 



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