Sprout Lands: Tending The Endless Gift Of Trees

May 12, 2020|
Sprout Lands: Tending The Endless Gift Of Trees by William Bryant Logan
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Arborist William Bryant Logan recovers the lost tradition that sustained human life and culture for ten millennia.

Once, farmers knew how to make a living hedge 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 their beeches to make charcoal to fuel ironworks. Shipwrights shaped oaks to make hulls. No place could prosper without its inhabitants knowing how to cut their trees so they would sprout again.

Pruning the trees didn’t destroy them. Rather, it created the healthiest, most sustainable and most diverse woodlands that we have ever known. In this journey from the English fens to Spain, Japan, and California, William Bryant Logan rediscovers what was once an everyday ecology. He offers us both practical knowledge about how to live with trees to mutual benefit and hope that humans may again learn what the persistence and generosity of trees can teach.

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.
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Title:Sprout Lands: Tending The Endless Gift Of TreesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:384 pages, 8.25 X 5.44 X 0.84 inShipping dimensions:384 pages, 8.25 X 5.44 X 0.84 inPublished:May 12, 2020Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393358143

ISBN - 13:9780393358148

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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