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Knowing the Trees: Discover the Forest from Seed to Snag

by Ken Keffer Author and Emily Walker Author

This book is your reference guide to the life cycle of a tree, organized as such, informing the reader through specific tree species and types of forests. The author has organized this to explain different types of tree reproductive and seed dispersal strategies, explains the underground root network within which trees function, their connection and function within an ecosystem, the benefits of basking among the trees (forest bathing), and the overall importance and benefits to preserving the health of trees. Moreover, the author makes a case that our own health and well being of our world is connected to the longevity and health of ecosystems that are dependent on trees -- citing specific examples and anecdotes from across the US.