The Songs of Trees

The Songs of Trees

Stories From Nature's Great Connectors

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The author repeatedly visits a dozen trees around the world to stop, listen, and look, exploring each tree's connections with webs of fungi, bacterial communities, cooperative and destructive animals, and other plants, and demonstrating how the lives of trees and people are deeply interwoven. Several trees, including a balsam fir in Ontario and an Amazonian ceibo, are located in areas that seem mostly natural, but which are affected by industrial development and climate change. Haskell also turns to trees in places where humans seem to have subdued "nature"--a pear tree on a Manhattan sidewalk, an olive tree in Jerusalem -- demonstrating that wildness permeates every location.
Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, [2017]
ISBN: 9780525427520
052542752X
Branch Call Number: 577.3 H2734S 2017
Characteristics: xi, 292 pages ; 22 cm

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Aug 29, 2017

The Songs of Trees: a lyrically transfixing, minute inspection of a ubiquitous, taken-for-granted species, namely trees. If time is taken, one perceives a subtly haunting quality enveloping trees. Could it be that our fate is entwined with the quality of their existence? Are they sentinels as regards our very survival? Required of the reader is a modicum of perseverance, for the richness of detail in the various observations is quite amazing, thus precluding anything but a measured perusal.

ontherideau Aug 18, 2017

In depth information of tree life sytems. The Hidden Life of Trees is more readable if you have interest.
https://ottawa.bibliocommons.com/item/show/958775026_the_hidden_life_of_trees

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