Thursday, October 29, 2009

Tales of Tall Trees

I love trees. Well that is really an understatement. I really love trees, now to the point of being a healthy kind of addiction. I don't really know when my love of trees began, but probably had something to do with a few years growing up in West Africa in the midst of an old rubber tree plantation, and always have the fortune of living in a neighborhood with plenty of trees around. My addiction has been fueled by a fair number of things, including the release of a truly magnificent book entitled Meetings with Remarkable Trees by Thomas Pakenham, our purchase of a wonderful older home with a very nice collection of trees including Norway Spruce, White Spruce, Birch, Ash, and Black Walnut on the property,Meetings with Remarkable Trees as well as my growing interest in treehouses, including beginning the construction of one myself.

This blog will be a diary of sorts, covering anything and everything I do or see that is related to trees. Please note that my love of trees is sane and rational, which means I am actively involved in management of trees on property I own, be it planting, relocating, or even removal. I own a chainsaw, and I am not afraid to use it. I also do some rather unconventional things, like hand dig and relocate mature trees rather than cut them down. I have opinions as to how and why I do things with the trees I care for, based on logic, science, anecdote, and experience.


  1. Found your site by clicking next blog! nice book, I have seen a copy at barnes and noble here in Missoula, might have to grab a copy sometime!

  2. Maybe you already know all about it, but have you read “The Man Who Planted Trees”?
    Wonderful book and a delightful NFB animated film as well.