Textures of the Northwest: Forests

free-textures-pnw-forestThink of the Pacific Northwest and you can’t help but think of our lush forests, nurtured by heavy rainfall and year-round cool temperatures. I’ve collected a sampling of 11 native plant, forest, and bark free textures I’ve photographed in forests across western Washington State for you to use in your creative projects. I’m releasing them under a Creative Commons Attribution License – have fun creating with the textures of the northwest!

Vanilla leaf plants

Vanilla leaf – Pratt Lake Basin, WA

Close view of thick Washington State moss

Texture of thick moss on forest floor – Washington

Patches of bright green moss on tree trunk

Textural moss on tree trunk in winter – Snoqualmie Pass, WA

Lichen hanging from tree trunk

Lichen on tree trunk – Olallie Lake, WA

Foggy Washington State Douglas Fir forest

Foggy forest with tall trees – Denny Creek, WA

Texture of False Solomon's Seal leaves and flowers

False Solomon’s Seal leaf texture – Middle Fork Snoqualmie River, WA

Sparse false lily of the valley leaves scattered with needles

False Lily of the Valley on the forest floor, with tree needles balanced – Middle Fork Snoqualmie River, WA

Douglas Fir bark close-up

Douglas Fir tree bark texture – Snoqualmie Pass, WA

Leafy lichen on alder tree trunk

Lichen on tree trunk – Keechelus Lake, WA

Bare trunked alder trees with moss

Stand of alder trees in winter – Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Valley, WA

Dusting of snow on branch

Snowy branch – Keechelus Lake

About This Texture Collection

These textures were photographed by Tracy Durnell in 2013 and earlier in Western Washington along the I-90 Corridor, in the Snoqualmie Valley near North Bend and Snoqualmie Pass.


The texture photographs on this page by Tracy Durnell are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Please feel free to use these photos for any creative work as long as you attribute them to Tracy Durnell. If you use one of my images, please let me know in the comments section, I’d love to see your work! (Please do not resell these images as-is or in a pack – I am sharing them to help other artists and graphic designers create work inspired by our amazing Washington outdoors.)

More Free Textures for Artists and Graphic Designers

Enjoy these textures? Check out my other free texture collections from Washington State and beyond:

Textures of Jasper National Park: Stone Worn and Lichen-Grown

Textures of the Teanaway: Ponderosa Pine and Plants

Textures of the Washington Coast: Beaches of Ocean Shores and Cape Disappointment

Textures of Mount Rainier: Bark and Wildflowers

Textures of the Subalpine Pacific Northwest: Foliage and Weathered Wood




About Tracy Durnell

Seattle-area graphic designer and SFF writer inspired by the Pacific Northwest, crafting a sustainable and intentional life.

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