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 call the gem of the National Park Service and reveal the natural world through the eyes of an arborist as told from a wilderness island surrounded by the largest lake in the world. 

Artwork is provided by Joyce Koskenmaki, a former artist-in-resident to Isle Royale. 'Naked in the Stream: Isle Royale Stories' is the 2017 Great Lakes Reads selection by the State of Michigan's Center for the Book. 'Hidden in the Trees' is currently nominated for a Michigan Notable Book Award. These wonderfully crafted books take an intimate look into what it means to find and revere wildness.

Vic Foerster is a consulting arborist who serves tree care clients throughout Southwest Michigan. He has served as past chairman to the Michigan DNR’s urban forestry advisory council and currently sits on the urban forestry advisory committee  for the City of Grand Rapids.

He has written several articles pertaining to the proper care of trees and currently writes a monthly column called, "From the Field," for Tree Services Magazine which can be read at www.treeservicesmagazine.com.

To purchase signed copies of Naked in the Stream: Isle Royale Stories or Hidden in the Trees, an Isle Royale Sojourn or to contact Vic for speaking engagements, he may be contacted at foerstervic@gmail.com. 



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