R. Bruce Allison is an arborist in Madison, Wisconsin. He holds a masters of science in forestry and a PhD in land resources from the Univeristy of Wisconsin-Madison. He has served as the president of the Wisconsin Arborist Association and as chairman of the Dane County Tree Board and Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council. Allison is the author of several books and articles about trees, the most recent being a revision of "Wisconsin's Champion Trees: A Tree Hunter's Guide" and "Every Root an Anchor: Wisconsin's Famous and Historic Trees." This is his first book for children.