Forests do not stay put but rather move at a nearly undetectable rate. A writer investigates this process of forest migration as well as the people studying the forests of the past, protecting the forests of the present, and planting the forests of the future.
... a deeply researched book that is liable to change your perspective on the magnificent, tall, woody creatures that cover one-third of the Earth’s land ... What [St. George] brings to this book, his first, is a flair for gathering and distilling often esoteric scientific findings into lively, accessible explanations ... The Journeys of Trees isn’t always a joyride. Although only 200 pages, it is somewhat repetitious. Occasionally, there is simply more information than a general reader might wish to know ... There are some wonderful stories tucked in among the book’s branches ... you’ll learn a lot from The Journeys of Trees.
... a rumination, backed by in-depth reporting ... the extraordinary scientists he features here do give hope that their nuanced work, in this pandemic time of renewed respect for facts, will be taken seriously enough to repair, even avert, catastrophic change.
A beautiful elegy to trees and the people working to preserve them. This compelling read shows how climate change impacts the natural ranges of tree species and how scientists are creating strategies to mitigate this influence.