A love song to trees, an exploration of biology, a philosophical analysis of role they play in human history & modern culture. David Haskell visits trees, unearth’s connections with people, microbes, fungi, animals. Trees in cities from Manhattan to Jerusalem, forests (Amazonian, North American, Boreal), frontlines of environmental change (eroding coastlines, burnt mountain-sides, war zones).
Shows how human history, ecology, our well-being are intimately intertwined with lives of trees. Scientific, lyrical, contemplative. In a world beset by barriers, reminds life’s substance, beauty emerge from inter-dependence to our natural world.