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The Breath of Trees

Saturday, September 19th, 2020

We breathe in O2 and breathe out CO2. But trees do the opposite: they breathe in CO2, and breathe out O2. That’s why trees are so important on the planet – we’ve pumped out too much CO2 – because they store carbon in their wood. Kauri trees can store a lot of carbon; they’re the largest rainforest trees in the world.

Photo: the ancient giant kauri tree, Tāne Mahuta (‘god of the forest’), in New Zealand.

Tree Beings Preview

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020

My new children’s book, Tree Beings, is coming soon. Trees are the oldest living things; they create rainfall, soil, and animal habitats; and trees fight climate change. Readers will get to know trees through tree science and the true stories of people who love trees. There’s the scientist who discovered how trees ‘talk’; a boy who mobilized the world’s children to plant trees; the first brave tree-hugging women; and a man responsible for trillions of tree-plantings. The foreword is by Jane Goodall and the book is beautifully illustrated by Sandra Severgnini.

Sculpture At Play

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

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