tree http://wamc.org en "Forest Farewell: An Ode To An Iconic Tree" By Robert Sullivan http://wamc.org/post/forest-farewell-ode-iconic-tree-robert-sullivan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.thethoreauyoudontknow.blogspot.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Robert Sullivan </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">was last on the show to discuss his book, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">My American Revolution</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. He joins us this morning to discuss his ode to the hemlock, a tree with a tenuous future – which is a </span><a href="http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/articles/article/8047" style="line-height: 1.5;">new article</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for </span><a href="http://www.orionmagazine.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Orion</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> magazine, adapted from the introduction to </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Hemlock: A Forest Giant on the Edge</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, to be published in April by Yale University Press.</span></p><p>The Eastern Hemlock, massive and majestic, has played a unique role in structuring northeastern forest environments, from Nova Scotia to Wisconsin and through the Appalachian Mountains to North Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama. A “foundation species” influencing all the species in the ecosystem surrounding it, this iconic North American tree has long inspired poets and artists as well as naturalists and scientists.</p><p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 86535 at http://wamc.org "Forest Farewell: An Ode To An Iconic Tree" By Robert Sullivan "Trees In Paradise" By Jared Farmer http://wamc.org/post/trees-paradise-jared-farmer <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>California now has more trees than at any time since the late Pleistocene. This green landscape, however, is not the work of nature. It’s the work of history.</p><p>Jared Farmer's book, <em>Trees in Paradise</em> offers an insightful, new perspective on the history of the Golden State and the American West.</p><p><a href="http://www.jaredfarmer.net/">Jared Farmer</a>, a Utah native and former Californian, is the author of <em>On Zion’s Mount</em>, a landscape history awarded the prestigious Parkman Prize for literary excellence. He teaches history at Stony Brook University and lives in Brooklyn, New York.</p><p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 79597 at http://wamc.org "Trees In Paradise" By Jared Farmer Great Barrington Elm May Help Researchers Manage Tree Disease http://wamc.org/post/great-barrington-elm-may-help-researchers-manage-tree-disease <p></p><p>A large tree in a small Berkshire town may hold the key to finding the cure to a disease that has deforested suburban landscapes for decades. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 17:07:47 +0000 Lucas Willard 60811 at http://wamc.org Great Barrington Elm May Help Researchers Manage Tree Disease Sudbury Man Killed by Tree after James Taylor Show http://wamc.org/post/sudbury-man-killed-tree-after-james-taylor-show <p>Authorities say a Sudbury, Massachusetts man has died after being struck by a tree while walking back to his car following a James Taylor concert at Tanglewood. WAMC&rsquo;s Lucas Willard reports&hellip;</p><p>The Berkshire district attorney&#39;s office announced Thursday that 61-year-old Lester Holtzblatt was struck by a 20-feet section of a dead tree while walking with his wife along a Lenox road at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.</p><p>He was taken by ambulance to Berkshire Medical Center where he was pronounced dead on arrival.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 11:16:46 +0000 Lucas Willard 42554 at http://wamc.org Sudbury Man Killed by Tree after James Taylor Show