Around the World in 80 Trees
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 631
- Aug 28, 2020 6:00 pm
- 51:11 mins
Around the World in 80 Trees Guest: Jonathan Drori, author, “Around the World in 80 Trees” From latex to aspirin, people have turned to trees for products which have changed the world. Trees have led to border disputes in England and entire farming systems in Portugal. Jonathan Drori offers us a world history through the lens of the forest. Tending Trees Guest: William Bryant Logan, faculty, New York Botanical Gardens, and author, "Sprout Lands: Tending the Endless Gift of Trees" Pollarding and other types of pruning used to allow us to make living fences, diversify our forests and feed our families while preserving a living resource. It's time to relearn these lost arts.