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Daniel Mathews, Trees in Trouble: Wildfires, Infestations, and Climate Change - Nature of Writing!

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Fri, 09/18/2020 - 7:00pm
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1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

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Climate change manifests in many ways across North America, but few as dramatic as the attacks on our western pine forests. In Trees in Trouble, Daniel Mathews tells the urgent story of this loss, accompanying burn crews and forest ecologists as they study the myriad risk factors and refine techniques for saving this important, limited resource. Mathews transports the reader from the exquisitely aromatic haze of ponderosa and Jeffrey pine groves to the fantastic gnarls and whorls of five-thousand-year-old bristlecone pines, from genetic test nurseries where white pine seedlings are deliberately infected with their mortal enemy to the hottest megafire sites and neighborhoods leveled by fire tornadoes or ember blizzards. Scrupulously researched, Trees in Trouble not only explores the devastating ripple effects of climate change, but also introduces us to the people devoting their lives to saving our forests. Mathews also offers hope: a new approach to managing western pine forests is underway. Trees in Trouble explores how we might succeed in sustaining our forests through the challenging transition to a new environment.

DANIEL MATHEWS is the author of Natural History of the Pacific Northwest Mountains, Rocky Mountain Natural History, and Cascade-Olympic Natural History. During a career of writing about the natural history of western North America, he has backpacked far and wide, watched for fires from Desolation Peak Lookout, witnessed a forty-foot fir crash onto his family's house in a storm, and lived for years in a forest cabin without electricity, heating with firewood and writing by kerosene lamp. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

This event is part of the Nature of Writing Series run in partnership with the North Cascades Institute.

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Books: 
Trees in Trouble: Wildfires, Infestations, and Climate Change Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781640091351
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Counterpoint LLC - April 7th, 2020

Natural History of the Pacific Northwest Mountains (A Timber Press Field Guide) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781604696356
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Timber Press - March 1st, 2017

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