Trees are Magnificent, and so can be the words about them.
September 11, 2021 12:25 PM   Subscribe

A Tall Tree Reading List. Featuring five essays: The Wolf Tree and the World Wide Web. Do Trees Talk to Each Another? Illuminating Kirinyaga. Inside the Pacheedaht Nation's stand on Fairy Creek Logging Blockades. When the Toughest Trees meet the Hottest Fires.
posted by storybored (6 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
 
Casting Deep Shade: An Amble Inscribed to Beech Trees & Co
Book by C. D. Wright

Guide to trees
Book by Rutherford Platt

A year among the trees
Book by Wilson Flagg

This is from 1881 : "The original circumstances of the country have been
entirely revolutionized. The American climate is now in
that transition state which has been caused by opening
the space to the winds from all quarters by operations
which have not yet been carried to their extreme limit.
These changes of the surface have probably increased the
mean annual temperature of the whole country".

https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/80874#page/4/mode/1up

Tragic how this has been known for so long.

Will read.
posted by epjr at 1:07 PM on September 11 [3 favorites]


Needs The Overstory by Richard Powers.
posted by chavenet at 1:58 PM on September 11 [4 favorites]


Seconding Overstory. So great.
posted by nevercalm at 3:42 PM on September 11 [1 favorite]


Also The Social Life of Forests
posted by nevercalm at 3:44 PM on September 11


Ooh, these look like extremely interesting reads, especially Inside the Pacheedaht Nation’s Stand on Fairy Creek Logging Blockades by Sarah Cox. (It may take me a while to build up the emotional fortitude to read about the wildfires and the redwoods.)

May I contribute my own favorite book about trees, Wildwood, by Roger Deakin? Some previews are available online.

I do love trees. And good writing about trees.

Thank you for sharing this with us, storybored!
posted by kristi at 6:54 PM on September 11 [4 favorites]


Got beaten to Overstory!
posted by inexorably_forward at 11:21 PM on September 11


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