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Publisher's Summary

Now with a new foreword by Peter Wohlleben, the international best-selling author of The Hidden Life of Trees and The Inner Life of Animals.

The story of a single tree, from the moment the seed is released from its cone until, more than 500 years later, it lies on the forest floor as a nurse log, giving life to ferns, mosses, and hemlocks, even as its own life is ending. This new edition has been updated and revised to reflect the effects of climate change on forests.

©2019 David Suzuki and Wayne Grady (P)2019 Greystone Books

Critic Reviews

"In this slight, lovely book, [Suzuki and Grady] tell the tale of one Douglas-fir tree that lived for more than five centuries.... Bateman’s misty drawings offer portraits of the tree’s companions - woodpeckers, eagles, mice, ferns - whose lives are more fleeting.... This book is both a touching look at a single tree and an articulate testimony to nature’s cyclic power." (Publishers Weekly)

"Read Tree. You will find wonder, magic and awe instead of the usual flight-or-fight responses elicited when we read about our ailing natural world. David Suzuki and Wayne Grady have hit exactly the right note." (Globe and Mail)

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Amazing writing but horrible narrator!

Wish the narrator would pace himself a little bit. The writing is so good and soft and insightful but the narrator has butchered the whole sensitivity of the book!

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  • 08-12-19

Strange narrator's voice ruined the experience

I really looked forward to listening to this Audible book. But from the start, the annoying nasal voice (with spitting sounds) of the narrator spoiled it. Sorry, I gave up after an hour. Could not focus on the story, because of this voice...