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Sprout Lands: Tending the Endless Gift of Trees
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William Bryant Logan
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Sprout Lands: Tending the Endless Gift of Trees

William Bryant Logan


9780393609417

Norton


Mathematics & Sciences;
Conservation of the environment;
Gardening: shrubs & trees;
Trees, wildflowers & plants


Hardback

384 pages

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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.

By:   William Bryant Logan
Imprint:   Norton
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 244mm,  Width: 165mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   640g
ISBN:   9780393609417
ISBN 10:   0393609413
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   June 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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


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 Infused with intimately detailed attention to science and culture, this deeply nourishing book invites us to reclaim reciprocity with the living world. Logan reminds us of our capacity for 'a life where head, heart, and hand'--and tree--work together.--Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of Braiding Sweetgrass and Burroughs medalist Gathering Moss Logan's words are full of beauty, awe, and practical wisdom. At a time when forests are in crisis worldwide, his call to deeper, more intimate connection with our leafy cousins is both timely and important. Logan breaks out of the false dichotomy between romanticized protection and selfish exploitation of trees, showing that careful, enlightened blades and flames give life to people, trees, and community.--David George Haskell, author of Burroughs medalist The Songs of Trees and Pulitzer finalist The Forest Unseen William Bryant Logan's enthusiasm is contagious, his knowledge jaw-dropping. He has poured heart and soul into this beautiful book, his writing poetic but also practical, hopeful, brilliant. Logan is the Bernd Heinrich of trees. His work is heroic. When the book ends I am an unremitting, fiendish tree nerd. I had no idea I would fall this hard.--Janisse Ray, author of Ecology of a Cracker Childhood and others If you feel profound respect and affection for trees, maybe even a touch of awe, then you'll find a kindred spirit in William Bryant Logan...Logan takes us around the globe to show how woodlands have supported human life, and how humans, in turn, have cared for woodlands. We are the richer for the understanding he shares with us.--Scott Russell Sanders, author of A Conservationist Manifesto

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