Sprout Lands: Tending the Endless Gift of Trees

£18.95

Sprout Lands: Tending the Endless Gift of Trees Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: W W Norton Pages: 384 Illustrations and other contents: 15 black and white illustrations ISBN: 9780393609417 Categories: ,

Farmers once knew how to make a living fence and fed their flocks on tree-branch hay. Rural people knew how to prune hazel to foster abundance: both of edible nuts and of straight, strong, flexible rods for bridges, walls and baskets. Townspeople cut beeches to make charcoal to fuel ironworks. Shipwrights shaped oaks to make hulls. In order to prosper communities cut their trees so they would sprout again. Pruning the trees didn’t destroy them. Rather, it created healthy, sustainable and diverse woodlands. From these woods came the poetic landscapes of Shakespeare’s England and of ancient Japan. The trees lived longer. William Bryant Logan travels from the English fens to Spain, California and Japan to rediscover and celebrate what was once a common and practical ecology-finding hope that humans may again learn what the persistence and generosity of trees can teach.

Review: “… this vividly insightful exploration of tree regeneration.” — Nature “William Bryant Logan’s vision of a world in which humans and trees work together to mutual benefit-a world that has existed in the past and can exist again in the future-is cause for deep joy, for celebration and hope.” — Peter Wohlleben, author of The Hidden Life of Trees

Author Biography: William Bryant Logan is a practicing arborist and the author of Dirt, Oak, Air, and Sprout Lands.

Weight0.8 kg
"... this vividly insightful exploration of tree regeneration." -- Nature "William Bryant Logan's vision of a world in which humans and trees work together to mutual benefit-a world that has existed in the past and can exist again in the future-is cause for deep joy, for celebration and hope." -- Peter Wohlleben, author of The Hidden Life of Trees

Author Biography

William Bryant Logan is a practicing arborist and the author of four acclaimed books on nature: Sprout Lands, Dirt, Oak, and Air. He is on the faculty of the New York Botanical Garden and lives in Brooklyn, New York.