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The Man Who Planted Trees: Lost Groves, Champion Trees, and an Urgent Plan… (vuoden 2012 painos)

– tekijä: Jim Robbins

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Describes the efforts of a former alcoholic nurseryman, whose near-death experience prompted him to attempt to find the best specimens of the U.S.'s 872 known species of trees and use them to propagate their offspring around the world.
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Teoksen nimi:The Man Who Planted Trees: Lost Groves, Champion Trees, and an Urgent Plan to Save the Planet
Kirjailijat:Jim Robbins
Info:Spiegel & Grau (2012), Hardcover, 240 pages
Kokoelmat:Early Reviewers
Arvio (tähdet):*****
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David Milarch has an ambitious plan. He is on a mission to clone all of the champion trees of the world – the largest, healthiest trees that have proven to be resistant to disease caused by changes in climate.

His team has already surprised many experts by cloning some of the world’s oldest trees, including redwoods and sequoias. His goal is to help save the planet from the trouble caused in part by massive deforestation.

What is so unique about Milarch’s story is how he was inspired to start this project. After a near death experience, he claims that angels told him that he still had work to accomplish on Earth. Not long after, he was given details of his plan by an angel.

The author of this book, Jim Robbins, is a science journalist who writes for the New York Times. Robbins does an excellent job balancing the science of trees with the spiritual aspect. He has interviewed many experts and shares newer research into how trees communicate and filter our air and water. I have a new found respect for the intricacy of trees and how they support all life on earth. At the same time, he objectively covers both Milarch’s supernatural journey and the spiritual views of different cultures on trees.

What comes to my mind after reading this book is Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax.

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

David Milarch cares a whole awful lot. His story gives hope that each one of us can make a real difference. ( )
  mydustyshelves | Oct 26, 2012 |
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I found David Milarch's Champion Tree project an interesting concept, and like reading about how it transitioned from an archival project to an effort at improving the psychological and physical health of communities. By the end I felt the project was an absolutely worthwhile effort, although I think it's an extreme exaggeration to suggest it will save the planet. It's always nice to think about the positive changes that we can make by planting trees, but I feel this optimistic thinking often blinds us from the more important task of ending currently existing clearcutting practices, and KO'ing the industrial economy.

Going back to naming some positives, I appreciated the author's openmindedness around newer science and around events and abilities that many people would thoughtlessly reject as superstition. ( )
  owen1218 | Sep 25, 2012 |
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A nice book about one man's mission to clone the greatest tree of each speices. David Milarch is a bit different from most environmentalists, but his story is quite interesting. The book tells his story and also describes in good detail many of the types of trees he is trying to preserve. An overall good book with an important message summed up in the final chapter in a Chinese proverb, "When is the best time to plant a tree? twenty years ago. When is the second best time? today." ( )
  SethAndrew | Sep 8, 2012 |
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Pretty amazing book about both the stories of different tree types and David Milarch, the man behind a huge task of saving and replanting trees across the earth. Parts of it got a bit hokey with some metaphysical items... but the overall gist of the book is strong.

Great call to action for all of us. ( )
  ryan.adams | Jul 1, 2012 |
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Qirky, very quirky.

It would be hard to imagine a less likely environmental hero than David Milarch. Hard drinking and hard living, David's idea of a fun time is arm wrestling or a bar fight. That is until he has a Near Death Experience in which angels charge him with a mission. He is to go forth and be a modern day Johnny Appleseed -and save trees. Did I mention quirky?

This book is a unique blend of the metaphysical and science but that shouldn't be too surprising in a book about trees as they have long occupied that sort of place in the human psyche. Certainly this planet and humanity cannot survive without them. Jim Robbins tells the story of how David Milarch takes his mission to heart and travels around the globe searching for what are known as Champion Trees - the largest and/or oldest tree of their kind. To save them he uses his skills as a nurseryman to attempt to clone them - a delicate, difficult and often disappointing process - in order to preserve and reproduce their genetics in its purest form. After all if a tree is the oldest of its kind it must be doing something right! As the story progresses one comes to know these Champion Trees as characters in their own right. And the pain is sharp when one of these special specimens is damaged or destroyed through pure stupidity. Yet the book is more far reaching then just individual trees, it also explores trees/forests as systems and their impact on humans, climate and the environment. This surprised me most about this story - how little is known about how the 'system' works. Science, in its current reductionist mode literally cannot see the forest for the trees.

I enjoyed this book immensely - to the point where I have listed it in my 'favorites' collection. I found the juxtaposition of science/tech with New Age/intuition well done and interesting. Although, in all honesty, the message was very chilling to me. I remember reading Mike Tidwell's book _Bayou Farewell_ almost a year before Hurricane Katrina. Tidwell warned about the potential consequences that wetland destruction could have on the Gulf Coast should there be a hurricane and his predictions were heartwrenchingly accurate. My hope is that the message of David Milarch and Jim Robbins is heeded before it is too late. Highly recommended especially for anyone with environmental/ecological interests. ( )
  buchowl | Jun 19, 2012 |
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A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.
--William Blake
Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.
--Rabindranath Tagore, Fireflies<, 1928
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Preface

In 1933, my wife Chere and I bought fifteen acres of land on the outskirts of Helena, Montana.
Chapter 1 The first book titled The Man Who Planted Trees is a slim volume, just four thousand words; in fact, it was first published as a story in Vogue magazine in 1954.
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We need to come to an understanding and appreciation for trees and forests and the vital roles that they play, for they are among our best allies in the uncertain future that is unfolding.
Planting trees may be the single most important ecotechnology that we have to put the broken pieces of our planet back together.
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