I recently read The Overstory by Richard Powers, a recent Pulitzer Prize winner. It took me longer to read than do most books because some parts of it are just so overwhelmingly sad — and real. The book examines the lives of a number of disparate people who are all, in one way or another, involved in trying to save old growth forests.
And, at times, the discussion of how timber companies are relentlessly cutting down every scrap of timber that they can, well, it’s enough to make you cry.
I don’t pretend to know the answer. I don’t know how you convince people to care so much for the world that their children and grandchildren will inhabit that they will change the way they do business. What I do know is that we have to try.
Have you ever had a relationship with a tree?
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