By Canopy Team on March 31, 2022
There are two global holidays happening this April: international Earth Day on April 22 and National Arbor Day on April 29. This month Canopy’s contribution to our favorite tree books introduces works featuring different aspects of climate change and the history of reforestation.
Mark your calendar for a special Canopy Give Back Night at Books Inc. in Mountain View on National Arbor Day, April 29, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.! See how your in-store purchase can support Canopy as we continue bringing nature into neighborhoods on our calendar.
A Trillion Trees: Restoring Our Forests by Trusting in Nature by Fred Pearce
Pearce has a provocative argument: planting more trees isn’t the answer to declining forests. If given room and left to their own devices, forests and the people who live in them will fight back to restore their own domain.
Ghazoul explores our contrasting interactions with forests, as well as their origins, concluding with an examination of the recent history of deforestation, transitions to reforestation, and the future outlook for forests, particularly in the context of expected climate change.
A timeless story about what one person can do to restore the earth. The hero spends his life planting one hundred acorns a day in a desolate, barren area in France. The result was a total transformation of the landscape- from one devoid of life to one full of life.
A dramatic account of the worst forest fire in American history by the author of the National Book Award–winning The Worst Hard Time.
Ancient writers observed that forests always recede as civilizations develop and grow. The great Roman poet Ovid wrote that before civilization began, “even the pine tree stood on its own very hills” but when civilization took over, “the mountain oak, the pine were felled.”
Other topics in this series: Plant wisdom, Black History Month, California edition, Photo books, National Field Guides, Narrative books