The Man Who Planted Trees

The Man Who Planted Trees

Lost Groves, Champion Trees, and An Urgent Plan to Save the Planet

Book - 2012
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Describes the efforts of a former alcoholic nurseryman, whose near-death experience prompted him to attempt to find the best specimens of the U.S.'s 872 known species of trees and use them to propagate their offspring around the world.
Publisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781400069064
Characteristics: xxii, 216 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm


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Oct 18, 2016

I love you, commentator "m2". However, I was mistaken to comment on this item, because I took it for being Jean Giono's book "The Man Who Planted Trees" (originally written in French - titled "L'homme qui plantait des arbres"). It is worth to be read too, if you love this book here. It is a TRUE STORY about deforestation in the French Alps and the very bad climate change that ensued (water springs drying up, region becoming windy, peasants either going mad because of the change or leaving the region) - and the reforestation of the area by one single and simple man over 30 years, and the good climate change that followed. A lovely story. I read that book and I listened to its original French sound recording. And I made a comment, which those who manage our comments won't allow to appear at the front among the "recently reviewed items." They don't want us to read about the devastating CLIMATE CHANGING effects of deforestation. Unfortunately, BC lives mostly on logging and selling it in bulk. I learned in Langara College (history of modern Canada) that in the very early 1800s our leaders decided not to industrialize Canada but to be a bulk supplier of the USA. And if the USA politics of foreign trade changes against our favor, it's against our historical orientation and is unfair, because the early trade agreement with the USA based on Canada being a raw material supplier date back to the very early 1800s.

Aug 04, 2015

Excellent read, and enlightening about trees.

m2 Jul 24, 2012

Unbelievable book. A crash course on tree ecology, a story about angels, a new (to me!) cure for cancer, an overview of the future climate change is bringing, a story full of fear and hope. IF you are at all interested in the environment or gardening and haven't read this book, you are missing out.


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