The Forest Resources Research & Education Center
Oak Ridge
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
7 - 8 pm

Author David Haskell will speak about his new book, “The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature’s Great Connectors,” on Tuesday, April 24, 7:00 p.m. at the UT Arboretum Auditorium. The event is co-sponsored by the UT Arboretum Society, Strata-G and Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning (TCWP). Haskell, is a British-born American biologist, an author and professor of biology at Sewanee: The University of the South. Copies of this book and “The Forest Unseen” will be available for sale at the event from Union Avenue Books. in Knoxville. He will be signing books purchased at the event before and after his talk.

Discussing how the lives of people and trees are intertwined, Haskell will tell how he repeatedly visited a dozen trees over several years. He explored connects connections with people, microbes, fungi and other plans and animals. These trees are in cities (from New York to Jerusalem) forests (Amazonian, North American and boreal) and areas on the front lines of environmental change (eroding coastlines, burned mountainsides and war zones). In each place, he shows how human history, ecology and well-being are intimately intertwined with the lives of trees.


Unless otherwise noted, all events are open to the public.