Passionate about books? Passionate about trees? Want to join a club about books and trees? If you answered yes to any of those questions, look no further!
Tree Ottawa will be hosting our very first book club meeting next week, May 16th, 7-8pm at the Tea Store (53 York Street). After all, what goes better with books than tea? To make this even better, we’ve partnered up with Perfect Books (258A Elgin Street), who will be giving a 15% discount on all the books we’re reading. Get your copies as soon as you can!
At this month’s meeting, we’ll be discussing local author Diana Beresford-Kroeger’s fantastic book The Global Forest: 40 Ways Trees Can Save Us. Diana is one of our champions here: not only is she a world renowned author, but she is also the creator of the amazing documentary The Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees, which had a special preview screening at the Mayfair Theatre on April 14th, 2016. And to top it all off, there’s a chance that Diana herself may be at the meeting to talk about her book!
We’re really looking forward to seeing you all there, and to discuss this amazing book!
A lushly written, compelling tribute to trees-grounded in a wide range of scientific knowledge.
Renowned scientist Diana Beresford-Kroeger presents an unforgettable and highly original work of natural history with The Global Forest. She explores the fascinating and largely untapped ecological and pharmaceutical properties of trees: leaves that can comb the air of particulate pollution, fatty acids in the nuts of hickory and walnut trees that promote brain development, the compound in the water ash that helps prevent cancer, aerosols in pine trees that calm nerves. In precise, imaginative, and poetic prose, she describes the complexity and beauty of forests, as well as the environmental dangers they face. The author’s indisputable passion for her subject matter will inspire readers to look at trees, and at their own connection to the natural world, with newfound awe.
Come on out next week for some great tea and discussions!