Keepers of the Trees: A Guide to Re-Greening North America

Keepers of the Trees: A Guide to Re-Greening North America

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by Ann Linnea
     
 

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Engage in the life stories of fourteen people whose lives have been shaped by trees—featuring the true stories of a tree doctor, big tree hunter Will Blozan, Plant Amnesty’s pruner, and ninety-four-year-old logger Merve Wilkinson. Also interviewed is Vietnam veteran Bud Pearson, whose post-traumatic stress disorder found healing and acceptance as a wood… See more details below

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Engage in the life stories of fourteen people whose lives have been shaped by trees—featuring the true stories of a tree doctor, big tree hunter Will Blozan, Plant Amnesty’s pruner, and ninety-four-year-old logger Merve Wilkinson. Also interviewed is Vietnam veteran Bud Pearson, whose post-traumatic stress disorder found healing and acceptance as a wood carver in the wilds of Montana, as well as Andy Lipkis, founder of TreePeople, who has spent thirty-five years ripping up concrete in L.A. to plant over two million trees in an effort to stop flooding and reduce air pollution. Each tree keeper reveals the inspiration and organization behind their advocacy with detailed explanations and touching stories of how their lives have come to be shaped by the forests they are fighting to preserve. Keepers of the Trees includes stories from all over North America, including Vancouver, Chicago, L.A., and Montana.

This book includes one hundred color photographs of the tree keepers in action as well as diagrams illustrating the keepers’ work. These are inspirational stories of conservation, healing, passion, and advocacy for any classroom, conservationist, activist, and nature lover.

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Carol Haggas - Booklist
“Linnea adroitly evokes the infectious enthusiasm felt by each stalwart 'tree hugger,' enriching each vibrant profile with keen respect for her subjects’ altruistic stewardship.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781626368637
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
04/30/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
File size:
7 MB

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