Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The politics of gardening: Our love of trees

By Katharine Fletcher

Felling a beloved neighbourhood tree triggers important reflections

Ask any reader of J.R.R. Tolkein’s Ring series, and they’ll remember Ents, an ancient race of tree-beings who walked and talked during Middle Earth.

Ask anyone you know what these giant plants mean to them, and you’ll discover a world of often wistful responses.

Why do we so love trees?
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Read the full story on the Canadian Gardening website.

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