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Urban Forests A NATURAL HISTORY OF TREES AND PEOPLE IN THE AMERICAN CITYSCAPE
by Jill Jonnes
Jill Jonnes joins us to talk about her book and the role trees play in our cities.
The book is a celebration of urban trees and the Americans—presidents, plant explorers, visionaries, citizen activists, scientists, nurserymen, and tree nerds—whose arboreal passions have shaped and ornamented the nation’s cities, from Jefferson’s day to the present
As nature’s largest and longest-lived creations, trees play an extraordinarily important role in our cities; they are living landmarks that define space, cool the air, soothe our psyches, and connect us to nature and our past. Today, four-fifths of Americans live in or near urban areas, surrounded by millions of trees of hundreds of different species. Despite their ubiquity and familiarity, most of us take trees for granted and know little of their fascinating natural history or remarkable civic virtues.
Join us for a discussion with the author. Ask at the Canton branch for help getting a copy of the book.
There will also be a children’s program at the Library celebrating trees followed by a tree planting. More details to come.