The Songs of Trees


Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 7:00pm to 8:30pm


Hunnewell Building

Award-winning teacher and writer David George Haskell expands his focus from one square meter (The Forest Unseen) to the expansive networked communities of life as observed in the presence of trees around the world. A keen observer of all living things, Haskell brings together ecological understanding with poetic narrative as he describes discoveries from root to branch tip, from one specimen to a forest of collaborators. Join us as Haskell expounds upon webs of connections that weave through the environment, human nature, science, and ethics. His book, The Songs of Trees, will be available for purchase and signing.

Fee Free members Arnold Arboretum and HMNH and student; $10 nonmember 

David George Haskell’s work integrates scientific, literary, and contemplative studies of the natural world. He is a professor at the University of the South and a Guggenheim Fellow. A profile in The New York Times said of Haskell that he “thinks like a biologist, writes like a poet, and gives the natural world the kind of open-minded attention one expects from a Zen monk rather than a hypothesis-driven scientist.”

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