A deeply researched book that is liable to change your perspective on the magnificent, tall, woody creatures that cover one-third of the Earth's land... [St. George] brings a flair for gathering and distilling esoteric scientific findings into lively, accessible explanations.
— Wall Street Journal
A thoughtful and timely meditation on how our changing world disrupts the bonds between trees, the lands they root in, and the people whose lives they nourish—and what we might do about it.
— Sonia Shah, author of Pandemic and The Next Great Migration
These stories vividly evoke the deep bonds between people and trees. In the paradoxical, surprising journeys of trees is writ the sylvan future of forests and cities alike.
— David George Haskell, author of The Forest Unseen
A fascinating, eloquent, and often surprisingly funny journey into the troubled relationship between people and trees in a future that is now. This is the smartest book yet on how to think and live in the age of climate change.
— J. B. MacKinnon, author of The Once and Future World
How does a tree travel? From that seemingly koan-like question, Zach St. George creates an illuminating, enchanting, and occasionally alarming portrait of an earth in flux. I will treasure this book long into our uncertain future.
— Robert Moor, author of On Trails
This captivating book makes deep acquaintance with five species of tree, revealing that life is constantly on the move and nature needs space to survive. Forests, it turns out, migrate across vast dimensions of space and time, engaged in an invisible ballet Zach St. George helps us to see.
— Mary Ellen Hannibal, author of Citizen Scientist
An elegant—and urgent—paean to trees.
— Jim Robbins, author of The Man Who Planted Trees
I was once asked by a scientist, ‘Are you ready to put a sprinkler system on the giant sequoias?’ Zach St. George takes us on a journey to understand why this question is so important and the answer so complex.
— Jonathan Jarvis, former director of the National Park Service and coauthor of The Future of Conservation in America
[A] rumination, backed by in-depth reporting, on the current state of North America’s forests.…the extraordinary scientists [St. George] features here do give hope that their nuanced work…will be taken seriously enough to repair, even avert, catastrophic change.
A beautiful elegy to trees and the people working to preserve them. This compelling read shows how climate change impacts the natural ranges of tree species and how scientists are creating strategies to mitigate this influence.
— Library Journal