A Sanctuary of Trees
Beechnuts, Birdsongs, Baseball Bats and Benedictions

By Gene Logsdon

A Sanctuary of Trees
Paperback, 248 pages £16.95
Published: 29th October 2012
ISBN: 9781603584012
Format: 234mm x 156mm

“We are all treehuggers,” writes author Gene Logsdon, but not just for sentimental or environmental reasons. Humans have always depended on trees for food, shelter, livelihood, and safety. In many ways, despite the Grimms’ fairy tale version of the dark, menacing forest, most people still hold a deep cultural love of woodland settings, and feel at home in the woods.

In his latest book, A Sanctuary of Trees, Logsdon traces the roots of his own home groves in Ohio back to the Native Americans and early European farmers, then relates his experiences living in different regions, each of which was somehow linked with trees and a love of the natural world. Gene has always lived and worked close to the woods, and his curiosity and keen sense of observation has taught him valuable lessons about a wide variety of trees: their distinctive characteristics and their multiple uses and virtues.

In addition to revealing many practical details of woods wisdom, A Sanctuary of Trees is infused with a philosophy and descriptive lyricism born from the author’s passionate and lifelong relationship with nature.

Gene Logsdon has published more than two dozen books, both practical and philosophical. Gene’s nonfiction works include Holy Shit, Small-Scale Grain Raising, Living at Nature’s Pace, and The Contrary Farmer. He writes a popular blog, The Contrary Farmer, as well as an award-winning column for the Carey (OH) Progressor Times, and is a regular contributor to Farming magazine. He lives and farms in Upper Sandusky, Ohio.

Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 248 pages
ISBN: 9781603584012
Format: 234mm x 156mm

BISAC Code:  NAT011000, TEC003040
Imprint: Chelsea Green Publishing

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