Now with a new foreword by Peter Wohlleben, the international bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees and The Inner Life of Animals.
The story of a single tree, from the moment the seed is released from its cone until, more than five hundred years later, it lies on the forest floor as a nurse log, giving life to ferns, mosses, and hemlocks, even as its own life is ending. This new edition has been updated and revised to reflect the effects of climate change on forests.
About the authors
Dr. David Suzuki is a scientist, broadcaster, author, and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation. He is Companion to the Order of Canada and a recipient of UNESCO's Kalinga Prize for science, the United Nations Environment Program medal, the 2009 Right Livelihood Award, and Global 500. Dr. Suzuki is Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and holds 27 honorary degrees from universities around the world. He is familiar to television audiences as host of the long-running CBC television program The Nature of Things, and to radio audiences as the original host of CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks, as well as the acclaimed series It's a Matter of Survival and From Naked Ape to Superspecies. His written work includes more than 52 books, 19 of them for children. Dr. Suzuki lives with his wife, Dr. Tara Cullis, and family in Vancouver, BC.
Wayne Grady is the general editor of this series of literary anthologies devoted to the world's natural wonders. One of Canada's foremost popular science writers and the winner of three Science in Society awards from the Canadian Science Writers' Association, he is the author of twelve nonfiction books on such diverse adventures as hunting dinosaurs in the Gobi Desert, investigating global warming at the North Pole, and discovering the wild in an urban metropolis. His books include the bestselling Tree: A Life Story, written with David Suzuki, and Bringing Back the Dodo. His most recent book is the award-winning The Great Lakes: The Natural History of a Changing Region. He lives near Kingston, Ontario.
Peter Wohlleben is the author of numerous books, including the New York Times bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees and its follow-ups The Inner Life of Animals and The Secret Wisdom of Nature. Peter lives in Germany next to a big, magical forest. He is currently working on another book for kids, all about tree children.
In this slight, lovely book, [Suzuki and Grady] tell the tale of one Douglas-fir tree that lived for more than five centuries. . . . Bateman’s misty drawings offer portraits of the tree’s companions - woodpeckers, eagles, mice, ferns - whose lives are more fleeting . . . This book is both a touching look at a single tree and an articulate testimony to nature’s cyclic power. — Publishers Weekly
“Read Tree. You will find wonder, magic and awe instead of the usual flight-or-fight responses elicited when we read about our ailing natural world. David Suzuki and Wayne Grady have hit exactly the right note.” — Globe and Mail
Other titles by David Suzuki
Just Cool It!
The Climate Crisis and What We Can Do - A Post-Paris Agreement Game Plan
The Blue Dot
Defending the Only Planet We’ve Got
Managing Economic Growth to Reduce Unemployment, Inequality and Climate Change
Letters to My Grandchildren
A Letter to My Grandchildren
Living Things We Love To Hate
Facts, Fantacies & Fallacies
Canada’s Raincoast at Risk
Art for an Oil-Free Coast
Everything Under the Sun
Toward a Brighter Future on a Small Blue Planet
The Sacred Headwaters
The Fight to Save the Stikine, Skeena, and Nass
An Elder's Vision for Our Sustainable Future
Other titles by Wayne Grady
Other titles by Peter Wohlleben
The Heartbeat of Trees
Embracing Our Ancient Bond with Forests and Nature
The Inner Life of Animals
Love, Grief, and Compassion—Surprising Observations of a Hidden World
Do You Know Where the Animals Live?
Discovering the Incredible Creatures All Around Us
Peter and the Tree Children
Can You Hear the Trees Talking?
Discovering the Hidden Life of the Forest
The Secret Wisdom of Nature
Trees, Animals, and the Extraordinary Balance of All Living Things -— Stories from Science and Observation
The Hidden Life of Trees
What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries from A Secret World
Other titles by David Skulski
Kill the Messangers
Stehpen Harper's Assault on Your Right to Know
Think Like a Commoner
A Short Introduction to the Life of the Commons
That Is How It Is
Selected stories by Moishe Nadir translated by Harvey Fink
How Stephen Harper and his think tank colleagues have transformed Canada
The Art of Social Enterprise
Business as if People Mattered
Selected Stories of Avrom Reisen Translated from the Yiddish by Harvey Fink