Professor David Haskell, the author of “The Songs of Trees” and “The Forest Unseen,” discusses the amazing world of trees, and their vital role in terrestrial ecosystems world-wide. Moreover, he describes the importance of human relationship with trees – whether in dense urban cities or vast wilderness expanses – and of “listening to” their essential, vivifying effects on our minds, bodies and spirits.
Winner of the 2012 National Outdoor Book Award for Natural History Literature, and the 2013 Reed Environmental Writing Award. Dr. Haskell delivers a unique perspective grounded in modern biological/ecological science and enriched by a more prosaic and timeless cultural ethos of connection and biophilia. His most recent book, “The Songs of Trees,” was named one of the Best Science Books of 2017 by Public Radio International’s “Science Friday,” and was selected by Forbes.com as one of the 10 Best Environment, Climate Science and Conservation Books of 2017.
Enjoy this discussion between author David Haskell and podcast host Aaron William Perry – set in close proximity to towering Cottonwoods along the gently flowing Boulder Creek with scores of ducks in the background!