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Not what I'd hoped for in a book about trees
November 3, 2018
I thought it to be terribly, terribly repetitive, self-serving and unremarkable as the perspective of one who has made his living in the company of trees. I expected a lot more. It didn't deliver on the convincing theory of trees as a community, a society unto themselves. Would definitely NOT recommend this book. I actually dragged myself through it, waiting for it to get better; It didn't. I believe that at some level the writer does really feel he loves trees but what we heard of mostly was his experience (as he often titled it) of "managing" the forest. I'm sorry. I might have been looking for something else, something that really honoured the trees instead of looking at them as (constantly-mentioned) "manageable" things.