The Man Who Planted Trees

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

Robbins, Jim

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Man Who Planted Trees
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.

Published: New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 1400069068
Branch Call Number: 333.7516 ROB
Characteristics: xxii, 216 p. ;,22 cm.


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Jan 08, 2013
  • rstucke35 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Very cool read. Book is well written and enlightening. There is much to learn about trees and this book is very inspiring.

Jul 24, 2012
  • m2 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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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