Loree Griffin Burns: The Man Who Planted Trees
From: A Life in Books
August 06, 2012 at 04:03AM
THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES:
Lost Groves, Champion Trees and an Urgent Plan to Save the Planet
By Jim Robbins
Spiegel & Grau, 2012
Category: Nonfiction for Grownups
“We can wait around for someone else to solve the problem of climate change and the range of other environmental problems we face, from toxic waste to air pollution to dead zones in the oceans to the precipitous decline in biodiversity, or we can take matters into our own hands and plant trees.”
If you have even a smidgeon of doubt that this statement is true, read this book. I predict that when you’re done, you’ll plant a tree. Or twenty.
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