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Just released by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press, "Every Root an Anchor" (Paperback: $21.95; ISBN: 0-87020-370-3) is a delightful celebration of Wisconsin's most significant, unusual and historic trees. Incorporating more than one hundred fascinating tales and eighty stunning photos, writer and arborist R. Bruce Allison pieces together a unique literary mosaic of trees from every corner of the state. Including everything from hanging trees to Indian trail marker trees and surveyors' trees, "Every Root an Anchor" "is a must read for those who love trees and the outdoors or simply like good stories," says Mike Dombeck, Chief Emeritus of the U.S. Forest Service."Every Root an Anchor" reminds us how intricately trees are woven into our social fabric. They are anchors for time-honored family and community customs, contributing indelibly to our sense of place. This beautiful book will touch everyone from green thumbs to environmentalists, from nature lovers to history fiends.
"Trees represent more than just the flow of history. Trees also become characters in the lives of people? Allison knows that trees can speak, and he translates for them and helps them tell their stories."
óBen Logan, author of "The Land Remembers"
R. Bruce Allison has been a professional arborist in Madison, Wisconsin since 1974. He is the author of "Wisconsin's Champion Trees: A Tree Hunter's Guide" (1980, revised 2005); "Tree Walks of Dane County" (1981); and "Tree Walks of Milwaukee County" (1982). His articles have appeared in the "Wisconsin Academy Review," "Wisconsin Alumni Magazine," "Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine," "American Forests Magazine," "Arboricultural Journal," and "Shading Our Cities" (Island Press, 1989). His education includes a degree in writing from Brown University and a Masters of Science in Forestry and Doctorate in Land Resources from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He served as president of the Wisconsin Arborist Association and chairman of both the Dane County Tree Board and Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council.
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