Wild Trees

I love books. Books take you to places where travel may not be possible, except in your imagination. Every once in a while a book comes along that makes an impact on how you view the world around you. The Wild Trees by Richard Preston is one such book for me. Throughout the book you get to go on a journey to the tops of coastal redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) where a whole new ecosystem lives. Preston writes, “Tree climbers call a tree that has never been climbed a wild tree.” While I would love to go to the canopy of these incredibly tall giants it is unlikely that I will get to do so. Redwoods, while large, are delicate and if too many people climbed them, the trees could be harmed. Still,

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