Rooted: The Best New Arboreal Nonfiction

Rooted: The Best New Arboreal Nonfiction


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Rooted: The Best New Arboreal Nonfiction by Josh MacIvor-Andersen

With an introduction by Bill McKibben, thirty authors use a vast range of styles to explore our human relationship to trees, which of course is multi-faceted, messy, beautiful, selfish and symbiotic. In this collection, we meet a boy who ate a tree to gain access to the Guiness Book of World Records, a tree-tethered sniper at a pot farm in California, a man who was killed by a fallen limb in Central Park, and lots of writers, both established and emerging, whose intimate connections to trees (and their losses) have found a collective home in the pulped pages of recycled forest.

Contributors include Karen Hugg, Lia Purpura, Wendy Call, Matthew Gavin Frank, M. J. Gette, Jacklyn Janeksela, Renée E. D’Aoust, Angela Pelster, Brian Doyle, Andrea Scarpino, T. Hugh Crawford, Thomas Mira y Lopez, Steven Church, Mercedes Webb-Pullman, Fred Bahnson, Jacqueline Doyle, Stefan Olson, Diane Payne, Zoë Ruiz, Amaris Feland Ketcham, Kayann Short, Diana Hume George, Annie Bellerose, Paul Lisicky, Toti O’Brien, Lori Brack, Mackenzie Myers, Courtney Amber Kilian, John Roscoe and Theresa Kishkan.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781944853228
Publisher: Outpost19
Publication date: 04/04/2017
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 1,211,968
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Josh MacIvor-Andersen is an award-winning writer, teacher, and competitive tree climber. He is the author of On Heights & Hunger, a memoir, and lives in Marquette, Michigan with his family.

Bill McKibben is the author of The End of Nature, Deep Economy, and numerous other books. He is the founder of the environmental organizations Step It Up and, and was among the first to warn of the dangers of global warming. He is a scholar in residence at Middlebury College and lives in Vermont with his wife, the writer Sue Halpern, and their daughter.

Table of Contents

Foreword Josh MacIvor- Andersen i

Introduction Bill McKibben iii

Treeing John Roscoe 1

Trimming Trees Diane Payne 8

The Spar Tree Brian Doyle 9

Prometheus (1964) M.J. Gette 10

The Sugaring Season Annie Bellerose 16

That Winter Sarah Bates 37

Tree Eater Steven Church 47

Study With Crepe Myrtle Lia Purpura 50

Stacked for Firewood Diana Hume George 57

Saving Trees Jacqueline Doyle 76

Hector in the Redwoods Mathew Gavin Frank 83

Temple Angela Pelster 99

Quakies: Populus tremuloides Amaris Feland Ketcham 108

Etiology Thomas Mira y Lopez 109

The Decadence of Grapefruit Toti O'Brien 133

Fall Zoë Ruiz 142

The Priest in the Trees Fred Bahnson 145

What Goes Down Kayann Short 165

Tree Rings: A Time-Line T. Hugh Crawford 170

The Line of No Trees Renée E. D'Aoust 177

Pineward Lori Brack 182

The Usefulness of Trees Mercedes Webb-Pullman 187

What The Willow Said As It Fell Andrea Scarpino 192

Tree of Heaven Matthew Grewe 193

A Tree of a Crab-Apple Variety//My Birth Jacklyn Janeksela 204

Word-and-Wood Working Wendy Call 208

Home is a Closed Sky Mackenzie Myers 211

The Scent of a Daphne Karen K. Hugg 221

Ten Takes on the Palm Paul Lisicky 231

Airing Out Stefan Olson 235

Euclid's Orchard (for Brendan Pass) Theresa Kishkan 244

Vertebrae To Bark Courtney Amber Kalian 278

Contributors 281

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