Sprout Lands

By William Bryant Logan,

Book cover of Sprout Lands: Tending the Endless Gift of Trees

Book description

Farmers once knew how to make a living fence and fed their flocks on tree-branch hay. Rural people knew how to prune hazel to foster abundance: both of edible nuts and of straight, strong, flexible rods for bridges, walls and baskets. Townspeople cut beeches to make charcoal to fuel ironworks.…

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1 author picked Sprout Lands as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

A visionary book that sees trees and humankind working together for mutual benefit. Steering clear of both the romanticized image of untouched nature as well as greedy exploitation of natural resources it impressively demonstrates how humans and forests have always thrived from each other. It was this highly positive concept of coexistence with nature that really inspires me to this day.

From Artur's list on the amazing world of trees.

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