The Avid Reader is proud to welcome author William Bryant Logan and his latest work of non-fiction, Sprout Lands: Tending the Endless Gift of Trees, in-store on Saturday, September 28th.
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When Logan was hired to train and care for 92 trees in front of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, he became obsessed with sprouting – the ability of any leafy tree or shrub to grow new branches after its trunk is cut or burned – and with the ancient practices of coppice and pollard that nurtured this regenerative power.
Logan’s study of this natural phenomenon took him around the world. This curiosity resulted in Sprout Lands – a radiant, insightful amalgam of botany, history, travel memoir, anthropology, archaeology, philosophical meditation, and, not least environmental ecology.
Comments David George Haskell, author of Burroughs medalist The Songs of Trees and Pulitzer finalist The Forest Unseen, “Logan’s words are full of beauty, awe, and practical wisdom. At a time when forests are in crisis worldwide, his call to deeper, more intimate connection with our leafy cousins is both timely and important.”
More about William Bryant Logan:
William Bryant Logan is a certified arborist, president of Urban Arborists, Inc., a Brooklyn based tree company, and the author of three acclaimed books on nature: Dirt, Oak and Air. He is a faculty member at New York Botanical Garden and lives in New York City.