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  • Finished this 500 page mammoth today (nothing like a hard due date from @dekalblibrary for motivation 😉) and am not sure what to think. I really enjoyed the set up and the intertwining of the characters’ lives, but the subject matter leaves me feeling pretty despondent and hopeless. It’s full of beautiful, descriptive language that’s lost on me but I imagine makes for great audio. #theoverstory 🌲🌳🌴#pulitzerprizewinner #bookwormlife 📚🤓 #readmoredcpl
  • Finished this 500 page mammoth today (nothing like a hard due date from @dekalblibrary for motivation 😉) and am not sure what to think. I really enjoyed the set up and the intertwining of the characters’ lives, but the subject matter leaves me feeling pretty despondent and hopeless. It’s full of beautiful, descriptive language that’s lost on me but I imagine makes for great audio. #theoverstory 🌲🌳🌴 #pulitzerprizewinner #bookwormlife 📚🤓 #readmoredcpl

  •  3  0  1 hour ago
  • Day 1354: 1.14 miles. I’ve been reading #theoverstory and it’s really been making me look at trees in a totally different way
  • Day 1354: 1.14 miles. I’ve been reading #theoverstory and it’s really been making me look at trees in a totally different way

  •  10  0  3 hours ago
  • Not a big hit with the book club last night. To disparage it publicly risks being branded a "tree-hater", but one of our members (a recently retired English professor) repeatedly called it a mess. More of a polemic than a novel, its 500-page length didn't go unnoticed for the irony.
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#amreading #theoverstory #groot
  • Not a big hit with the book club last night. To disparage it publicly risks being branded a "tree-hater", but one of our members (a recently retired English professor) repeatedly called it a mess. More of a polemic than a novel, its 500-page length didn't go unnoticed for the irony.
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    #amreading #theoverstory #groot

  •  6  1  12 hours ago
  • Stayed up way too late to soak the last pages of this one with tears. 
One of the more profound books I've read.

#theoverstory
  • Stayed up way too late to soak the last pages of this one with tears.
    One of the more profound books I've read.

    #theoverstory

  •  16  7  18 September, 2019
  • Avis aux retardataires : sachez que "L'Arbre-Monde" est disponible chez @editions1018 depuis la semaine dernière. Une jolie occasion pour découvrir, à petit prix, ce texte magistral couronné du Prix Pulitzer et du Grand Prix de littérature américaine. Allez-vous craquer ?
Mais si, la version grand format vous intéresse, elle est toujours disponible. Par ailleurs, vous pouvez également retrouver en librairie le quatrième roman inédit de Richard Powers, "Opération âme errante".
#RichardPowaa (eh oui, un hashtag tout à fait approprié 😅)
📸 Merci à Goyave, l'une de nos éditrices.
  • Avis aux retardataires : sachez que "L'Arbre-Monde" est disponible chez @editions1018 depuis la semaine dernière. Une jolie occasion pour découvrir, à petit prix, ce texte magistral couronné du Prix Pulitzer et du Grand Prix de littérature américaine. Allez-vous craquer ?
    Mais si, la version grand format vous intéresse, elle est toujours disponible. Par ailleurs, vous pouvez également retrouver en librairie le quatrième roman inédit de Richard Powers, "Opération âme errante".
    #RichardPowaa (eh oui, un hashtag tout à fait approprié 😅)
    📸 Merci à Goyave, l'une de nos éditrices.

  •  245  3  17 September, 2019
  • I'm nearing the end of The Overstory by Richard Powers. My goodness.. what an exceptional story. I know I'm going to cry at the end. We humans need to be and do better....#theoverstory #trees
  • I'm nearing the end of The Overstory by Richard Powers. My goodness.. what an exceptional story. I know I'm going to cry at the end. We humans need to be and do better.... #theoverstory #trees

  •  24  1  17 September, 2019
  • 🌳 L’Arbre Monde 🌎 
Décrire les Arbres, le monde végétal sous toutes ses coutures, un soupçon de botanique, châtaignier, banian, pin, mûrier, érable,chêne vert, tilleul, hêtre, ginkgo, leur physiologie et les méandres de la photosynthèse, l’immense eco système que cela représente, enfin les arbres communiquent entre eux. 
Raconter des Histoires, neuf vies, neuf arbres comme des totems pour illustrer chacun des personnages, des vies qui se croisent pour préserver des séquoias sur la côte Est.

J’ai lu L’arbre Monde l’hiver dernier, et Je n’imaginais pas lire à nouveau un Roman de Powers aussi fort et puissant que Le Temps ou nous chantions. 
Prise par la curiosité, j’avais mis le nez dans la version originale, et j’ai découvert les Racines de la famille Hoel, et le châtaignier d’Hoel est devenu mon arbre sentinelle pour guider cette lecture.Ensuite j’ai poursuivi sur la version traduite.

C’est un immense plaisir que de lire Richard Powers, cet écrivain a le pouvoir de vous inciter à regarder le monde différemment. Son approche peut être qualifiée d’humaniste.

A chaque page, le monde végétal nous entoure, et l’on mesure à quel point l’humain se déconnecte de cette nature, la détruit par méconnaissance et cupidité. Powers n’est pas tendre avec les démarches mercantiles qui mettent à sac cet univers végétal vivant.

La lecture  n’est pas toujours facilitée Powers est homme de sciences, il est précis et s’aventure souvent sur des descriptions plus techniques ou sur des sujets comme l’eco activisme. Qu’importe ces moments où il nous perd c’est pour mieux nous surprendre après ces passages plus ardues, on  se retrouve plongé dans la canopee  à vivre au sommet des cimes, avec ses mêmes activistes, c’est une expérience immersive très sensorielle et unique, presque vertigineuse.

L’arbre monde, prix Pulitzer 2019 est un roman audacieux, écrit par un auteur généreux et profondément humain. #larbremonde #theoverstory #prixpultizer #lemoisamericain #richardpowers #prixpulitzer2019 #bookstagram
  • 🌳 L’Arbre Monde 🌎
    Décrire les Arbres, le monde végétal sous toutes ses coutures, un soupçon de botanique, châtaignier, banian, pin, mûrier, érable,chêne vert, tilleul, hêtre, ginkgo, leur physiologie et les méandres de la photosynthèse, l’immense eco système que cela représente, enfin les arbres communiquent entre eux.
    Raconter des Histoires, neuf vies, neuf arbres comme des totems pour illustrer chacun des personnages, des vies qui se croisent pour préserver des séquoias sur la côte Est.

    J’ai lu L’arbre Monde l’hiver dernier, et Je n’imaginais pas lire à nouveau un Roman de Powers aussi fort et puissant que Le Temps ou nous chantions.
    Prise par la curiosité, j’avais mis le nez dans la version originale, et j’ai découvert les Racines de la famille Hoel, et le châtaignier d’Hoel est devenu mon arbre sentinelle pour guider cette lecture.Ensuite j’ai poursuivi sur la version traduite.

    C’est un immense plaisir que de lire Richard Powers, cet écrivain a le pouvoir de vous inciter à regarder le monde différemment. Son approche peut être qualifiée d’humaniste.

    A chaque page, le monde végétal nous entoure, et l’on mesure à quel point l’humain se déconnecte de cette nature, la détruit par méconnaissance et cupidité. Powers n’est pas tendre avec les démarches mercantiles qui mettent à sac cet univers végétal vivant.

    La lecture n’est pas toujours facilitée Powers est homme de sciences, il est précis et s’aventure souvent sur des descriptions plus techniques ou sur des sujets comme l’eco activisme. Qu’importe ces moments où il nous perd c’est pour mieux nous surprendre après ces passages plus ardues, on se retrouve plongé dans la canopee à vivre au sommet des cimes, avec ses mêmes activistes, c’est une expérience immersive très sensorielle et unique, presque vertigineuse.

    L’arbre monde, prix Pulitzer 2019 est un roman audacieux, écrit par un auteur généreux et profondément humain. #larbremonde #theoverstory #prixpultizer #lemoisamericain #richardpowers #prixpulitzer2019 #bookstagram

  •  40  5  17 September, 2019
  • Called “the decade’s most important novel,” Pulitzer Prize–winning THE OVERSTORY tells the story of a small circle of individuals whose lives have been changed by—and are now connected to—the trees they have sworn to protect from logging and other existential threats. 
You can listen to this eAudiobook by Richard Powers on Rbdigital, or download the eBook on OverDrive, or keep it old school and check out the print book from our collection. 
However you read, you can place a hold on THE OVERSTORY in our online catalog (link in bio). #WeKnowBooks #fiction #TheOverstory #RichardPowers #ForsythReads #ebooklove #audiobooklove #readyourway
  • Called “the decade’s most important novel,” Pulitzer Prize–winning THE OVERSTORY tells the story of a small circle of individuals whose lives have been changed by—and are now connected to—the trees they have sworn to protect from logging and other existential threats.
    You can listen to this eAudiobook by Richard Powers on Rbdigital, or download the eBook on OverDrive, or keep it old school and check out the print book from our collection.
    However you read, you can place a hold on THE OVERSTORY in our online catalog (link in bio). #WeKnowBooks #fiction #TheOverstory #RichardPowers #ForsythReads #ebooklove #audiobooklove #readyourway

  •  10  0  16 September, 2019
  • “There's a Chinese saying. 'When is the best time to plant a tree? Twenty years ago. When is the next best time? Now.’” (from Richard Powers’ book The Overstory) — When is the best time to make your life as you want it? Twenty years ago. When is the next best time? Now...Writing retreat, day 10. What a ride this has been. Moments of flow and many, so many hours of sludge. Overall, satisfaction. I’ve started the journey I meant to take a long, long time ago. And today, with just a couple of these precious days left, Smitty and I enjoy a long walk through the woods; a leisurely chat with the workman nearby named Smitty; we eat our eggs on the deck; light a fire in the wood stove; and sit down to write. Today I make as I want. Because the best time to have done that was twenty years ago. But the second best time is now.
#jurianhughes 
#yogaofyes 
#yogaofvoice 
#yogaoffthemat 
#writingretreat 
#nowisthetime 
#lakewinnipesaukee 
#theoverstory 
#writethedamnbook 
#chineseproverb 
#todayistheday
  • “There's a Chinese saying. 'When is the best time to plant a tree? Twenty years ago. When is the next best time? Now.’” (from Richard Powers’ book The Overstory) — When is the best time to make your life as you want it? Twenty years ago. When is the next best time? Now...Writing retreat, day 10. What a ride this has been. Moments of flow and many, so many hours of sludge. Overall, satisfaction. I’ve started the journey I meant to take a long, long time ago. And today, with just a couple of these precious days left, Smitty and I enjoy a long walk through the woods; a leisurely chat with the workman nearby named Smitty; we eat our eggs on the deck; light a fire in the wood stove; and sit down to write. Today I make as I want. Because the best time to have done that was twenty years ago. But the second best time is now.
    #jurianhughes
    #yogaofyes
    #yogaofvoice
    #yogaoffthemat
    #writingretreat
    #nowisthetime
    #lakewinnipesaukee
    #theoverstory
    #writethedamnbook
    #chineseproverb
    #todayistheday

  •  124  9  16 September, 2019
  • No stream tonight guys! #Twitch is still down for the moment. I’ll make it up tomorrow if I can (or see you Tuesday) ♥️ Gonna check out this #book #theoverstory I hear it’s great! :)
  • No stream tonight guys! #Twitch is still down for the moment. I’ll make it up tomorrow if I can (or see you Tuesday) ♥️ Gonna check out this #book #theoverstory I hear it’s great! :)

  •  18  5  16 September, 2019
  • Morning solitude before everyone else was awake ☕️📖🍂
  • Morning solitude before everyone else was awake ☕️📖🍂

  •  14  1  15 September, 2019
  • The kind of book you have to pay attention to, consider the small details, read slowly and digest.  Trees are the landscapes behind our busy lives, the source of oxygen and wisdom. #amazingbook #trees #theoverstory #grateful
  • The kind of book you have to pay attention to, consider the small details, read slowly and digest. Trees are the landscapes behind our busy lives, the source of oxygen and wisdom. #amazingbook #trees #theoverstory #grateful

  •  12  2  15 September, 2019
  • "the word tree and the word truth come from the same root". It is difficult to do justice to the beauty of this novel. So richly interwoven, so variegated, so full of nourishment⁠ - it is a tree of life. Powers makes us see the world anew: he gives us back our vision.
But don't just take my word for it... #TheOverstory
  • "the word tree and the word truth come from the same root". It is difficult to do justice to the beauty of this novel. So richly interwoven, so variegated, so full of nourishment⁠ - it is a tree of life. Powers makes us see the world anew: he gives us back our vision.
    But don't just take my word for it... #TheOverstory

  •  14  6  15 September, 2019
  • Ever since reading Richard Powers’ “The Overstory”, I’ve been obsessed with the American Chestnut tree, which once dominated the forests between Georgia and Maine. Some of them were hundreds of years old, measured 100 feet tall and 9 feet around. However, the Chestnut blight, a fungal disease that was first discovered in 1904 and brought over from Asia, ended up killing all, about 4 billion, American chestnut trees, forever changing the landscape throughout the eastern half of the US. I’ve been asking several friends who grew up on the East Coast about this and hardly anyone had heard about it, although most can name several Chestnut Streets. The fact is, the forests our (great-)grandparents knew, the culture that surrounded the trees (chestnut harvest for example), and parts of the ecological system that relied upon them have been lost. So as I’m researching the subject, I’m now excited to learn about the efforts of @americanchestnutfoundation whose aim it is to develop a blight-resistant American chestnut tree. Also next reading: “American Chestnut: The Life, Death, and Rebirth of a Perfect Tree” by Susan Freinkel! #theamericanchestnut #theamericanchestnutfoundation #richardpowers #theoverstory #susanfreinkel
  • Ever since reading Richard Powers’ “The Overstory”, I’ve been obsessed with the American Chestnut tree, which once dominated the forests between Georgia and Maine. Some of them were hundreds of years old, measured 100 feet tall and 9 feet around. However, the Chestnut blight, a fungal disease that was first discovered in 1904 and brought over from Asia, ended up killing all, about 4 billion, American chestnut trees, forever changing the landscape throughout the eastern half of the US. I’ve been asking several friends who grew up on the East Coast about this and hardly anyone had heard about it, although most can name several Chestnut Streets. The fact is, the forests our (great-)grandparents knew, the culture that surrounded the trees (chestnut harvest for example), and parts of the ecological system that relied upon them have been lost. So as I’m researching the subject, I’m now excited to learn about the efforts of @americanchestnutfoundation whose aim it is to develop a blight-resistant American chestnut tree. Also next reading: “American Chestnut: The Life, Death, and Rebirth of a Perfect Tree” by Susan Freinkel! #theamericanchestnut #theamericanchestnutfoundation #richardpowers #theoverstory #susanfreinkel

  •  81  12  15 September, 2019
  • definitely one of my favourites - this beautiful piece of eco-fiction makes you fall in love with trees (again and again) with every page #theoverstory #retirementreading
  • definitely one of my favourites - this beautiful piece of eco-fiction makes you fall in love with trees (again and again) with every page #theoverstory #retirementreading

  •  5  0  14 September, 2019
  • What are you reading this weekend? 🍁🍂☕️
#theoverstory #fox #enamelpin #foxpin #waterbottle #thermos #read #yyc #highriver #okotoks
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“Monumental…The Overstory accomplishes what few living writers from either camp, art or science, could attempt. Using the tools of the story, he pulls readers heart-first into a perspective so much longer-lived and more subtly developed than the human purview that we gain glimpses of a vast, primordial sensibility, while watching our own kind get whittled down to size…A gigantic fable of genuine truths.” —Barbara Kingsolver, New York Times Book Review (cover review)
  • What are you reading this weekend? 🍁🍂☕️
    #theoverstory #fox #enamelpin #foxpin #waterbottle #thermos #read #yyc #highriver #okotoks
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    “Monumental…The Overstory accomplishes what few living writers from either camp, art or science, could attempt. Using the tools of the story, he pulls readers heart-first into a perspective so much longer-lived and more subtly developed than the human purview that we gain glimpses of a vast, primordial sensibility, while watching our own kind get whittled down to size…A gigantic fable of genuine truths.” —Barbara Kingsolver, New York Times Book Review (cover review)

  •  14  0  14 September, 2019
  • Reading articles on climate change in between chapters of The Overstory this morning. It’s the type of experience that makes me look back on photos from past trips and wonder how drastically these landscapes will change, even in my lifetime.
  • Reading articles on climate change in between chapters of The Overstory this morning. It’s the type of experience that makes me look back on photos from past trips and wonder how drastically these landscapes will change, even in my lifetime.

  •  28  1  14 September, 2019
  • Une de mes lectures les plus bouleversantes.
Je n'en ai lu pour le moment que la moitié, mais le tourbillon d'émotions ressenties continue de s'intensifier au fil des pages.
Ce n'est pas une lecture facile. Elle est intense, subtile, douce et enchanteresse, mais elle est aussi âpre, rebelle et violente. La poésie du début laisse place à une réalité dure crue, tellement douloureuse parce que cruellement nécessaire. Merci Richard Powers.

One of my most overwhelming readings. Only read the first half so far, but the whirlpool of emotions keeps becoming stronger. It is not an easy ride. It is intense, enchanting, sweet and subtle, but it is also harsh, violent and rebellious. The poetry from the beginning slowly fades in front of the hard, cold reality. So painful yet so very necessary. Thank you Richard Powers.

#pac #pumpkinautumnchallenge #bookstagram #citations #larbremonde #theoverstory
  • Une de mes lectures les plus bouleversantes.
    Je n'en ai lu pour le moment que la moitié, mais le tourbillon d'émotions ressenties continue de s'intensifier au fil des pages.
    Ce n'est pas une lecture facile. Elle est intense, subtile, douce et enchanteresse, mais elle est aussi âpre, rebelle et violente. La poésie du début laisse place à une réalité dure crue, tellement douloureuse parce que cruellement nécessaire. Merci Richard Powers.

    One of my most overwhelming readings. Only read the first half so far, but the whirlpool of emotions keeps becoming stronger. It is not an easy ride. It is intense, enchanting, sweet and subtle, but it is also harsh, violent and rebellious. The poetry from the beginning slowly fades in front of the hard, cold reality. So painful yet so very necessary. Thank you Richard Powers.

    #pac #pumpkinautumnchallenge #bookstagram #citations #larbremonde #theoverstory

  •  13  5  14 September, 2019
  • A few of the books I’m most excited to read this month! (Although I’ve had these 3 on my top priority all summer! Maybe this will be the month I actually get to them! 🙈👀) ⁣
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Has anyone read any of these? What’s on the top of your tbr? 🌺⁣
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#bookstagram #instabooks #tbr #theoverstory #thebluesteye #belcanto
  • A few of the books I’m most excited to read this month! (Although I’ve had these 3 on my top priority all summer! Maybe this will be the month I actually get to them! 🙈👀) ⁣

    Has anyone read any of these? What’s on the top of your tbr? 🌺⁣

    #bookstagram #instabooks #tbr #theoverstory #thebluesteye #belcanto

  •  115  2  13 September, 2019
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— BLUE JULY —
You have given me a thing I could never have imagined, before I knew you. It’s like I had the word “book,” and you put one in my hands. I had the word “game,” and you taught me how to play. I had the word “life,” and then you came along and said “Oh! You mean this.” [Richard Powers — The Overstory]
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See link in bio to view 33 Fine Prints available, with 50% of all proceeds, or a custom donation, committed to the charity of your choice.
#montgomerypicturefineprints #repost #ilovenature

  • — BLUE JULY —
    You have given me a thing I could never have imagined, before I knew you. It’s like I had the word “book,” and you put one in my hands. I had the word “game,” and you taught me how to play. I had the word “life,” and then you came along and said “Oh! You mean this.” [Richard Powers — The Overstory]

    See link in bio to view 33 Fine Prints available, with 50% of all proceeds, or a custom donation, committed to the charity of your choice.
    #montgomerypicturefineprints #repost #ilovenature

  •  46  3  13 September, 2019

Top #theoverstory Posts

  • summer reads that have blown my mind 💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥
#theoverstory by Richard Powers — an epic tale that begins with human protagonism and then somehow, miraculously, introduces the protagonism of trees. You will never look at your house plants the same way again. @w.w.norton 
#disoriental by Negar Djavadi — a modern Shahrzad telling stories of revolution, love, family and the inter-generational trauma of the Iranian diaspora while spinning punk-rock records. @europaeditions 
#cinderellaliberator by Rebecca Solnit — if you’ve got kids or know ppl with kids or are a kid yourself here’s the new classic. Solnit keeps all the good stuff (pumpkins, glass slippers, magic) and jettisons the bad (namely— women needing to marry rich to be free) @haymarketbooks
  • summer reads that have blown my mind 💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥
    #theoverstory by Richard Powers — an epic tale that begins with human protagonism and then somehow, miraculously, introduces the protagonism of trees. You will never look at your house plants the same way again. @w.w.norton
    #disoriental by Negar Djavadi — a modern Shahrzad telling stories of revolution, love, family and the inter-generational trauma of the Iranian diaspora while spinning punk-rock records. @europaeditions
    #cinderellaliberator by Rebecca Solnit — if you’ve got kids or know ppl with kids or are a kid yourself here’s the new classic. Solnit keeps all the good stuff (pumpkins, glass slippers, magic) and jettisons the bad (namely— women needing to marry rich to be free) @haymarketbooks

  •  15,976  374  27 August, 2019
  • “You and the tree in your backyard come from a common ancestor. A billion and a half years ago, the two of you parted ways. But even now, after an immense journey in separate directions, that tree and you still share a quarter of your genes. . . .” Richard Powers / The Overstory
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A beautiful book about trees, and humans, and life. Winding, immersive, long languorous prose—this is a book to savor, much like Mother Nature herself.
  • “You and the tree in your backyard come from a common ancestor. A billion and a half years ago, the two of you parted ways. But even now, after an immense journey in separate directions, that tree and you still share a quarter of your genes. . . .” Richard Powers / The Overstory
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    A beautiful book about trees, and humans, and life. Winding, immersive, long languorous prose—this is a book to savor, much like Mother Nature herself.

  •  2,261  65  9 May, 2019
  • Brilliant article sharing how we can all get involved with planting trees 🌳🌲🍃💚
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Here are some of the highlights:
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🌳copy nature by planting species that are already successful on or near the site
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🌳 planting trees offers huge benefits: improving personal fitness and mental health; creating wonderful shared spaces for communities; and ultimately combatting climate change
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🌳 if every household with a garden in the UK planted two trees they would amount to 45 million new trees
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🌳 however, The Woodland Trust estimates the UK needs to plant a whopping 1.5 billion new trees by 2050 to restore previous forest coverage and reach net zero emissions
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The article doesn’t mention that it’s even more important to protect OLD trees and forests. They are far more valuable than new saplings for biodiversity, carbon sucking and a whole host of reasons we are only just beginning to discover...
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Read full article here: https://www.treecouncil.org.uk/Portals/0/TCHandbook_4_TreePlanting.pdf
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#naturalclimatesolutions #rewilding #theoverstory #thehiddenlifeoftrees #moretrees #protecttrees #reforestation #climateemergency #actnow #bethechange
  • Brilliant article sharing how we can all get involved with planting trees 🌳🌲🍃💚
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    Here are some of the highlights:
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    🌳copy nature by planting species that are already successful on or near the site
    .
    🌳 planting trees offers huge benefits: improving personal fitness and mental health; creating wonderful shared spaces for communities; and ultimately combatting climate change
    .
    🌳 if every household with a garden in the UK planted two trees they would amount to 45 million new trees
    .
    🌳 however, The Woodland Trust estimates the UK needs to plant a whopping 1.5 billion new trees by 2050 to restore previous forest coverage and reach net zero emissions
    .
    The article doesn’t mention that it’s even more important to protect OLD trees and forests. They are far more valuable than new saplings for biodiversity, carbon sucking and a whole host of reasons we are only just beginning to discover...
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    Read full article here: https://www.treecouncil.org.uk/Portals/0/TCHandbook_4_TreePlanting.pdf
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    #naturalclimatesolutions #rewilding #theoverstory #thehiddenlifeoftrees #moretrees #protecttrees #reforestation #climateemergency #actnow #bethechange

  •  3,725  64  3 August, 2019
  • I have FINALLY finished a book! What a month of being outside, being present, and simplifying the busier parts of my life that needed it. I’m going out on a limb to say this book will be *is* revolutionary. This book is one I want to put in everyone’s hands, but also know it simply will not be for everyone. But this story spoke to my soul and to say I loved it is a gross understatement. Intelligent, clever, brilliant, morally nuanced, and perfectly written—there are a million beautiful words I could use to describe Richard Powers’ writing and the profound impact of this particular book. Its marriage of people and the earth, trees, was woven in a way I hope to see again. I also watched his interview at Shakespeare and Co. this morning that brought it all together, and there was one question that I think will haunt me for a long time. A girl from Germany asked why a woman who was touring an internment camp with her for school couldn’t relate or feel empathy toward sufferers of the holocaust, but cried during Marley and Me. I’ll leave that right there. I have some soaking in to do, while I also aim to read other books, all I really want to do is start this one over again.
  • I have FINALLY finished a book! What a month of being outside, being present, and simplifying the busier parts of my life that needed it. I’m going out on a limb to say this book will be *is* revolutionary. This book is one I want to put in everyone’s hands, but also know it simply will not be for everyone. But this story spoke to my soul and to say I loved it is a gross understatement. Intelligent, clever, brilliant, morally nuanced, and perfectly written—there are a million beautiful words I could use to describe Richard Powers’ writing and the profound impact of this particular book. Its marriage of people and the earth, trees, was woven in a way I hope to see again. I also watched his interview at Shakespeare and Co. this morning that brought it all together, and there was one question that I think will haunt me for a long time. A girl from Germany asked why a woman who was touring an internment camp with her for school couldn’t relate or feel empathy toward sufferers of the holocaust, but cried during Marley and Me. I’ll leave that right there. I have some soaking in to do, while I also aim to read other books, all I really want to do is start this one over again.

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