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Interview: 12 Curly Questions

Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

An interview with me and some nicely-gnarly questions from Kids’ Book Review (love that apostrophe!)

Tree Beings poem

Saturday, February 6th, 2021


Green warriors of the planet:

cleaning the air

filtering water

soaking up CO2

Green skin of the planet:

building soil

making rain

home to wild creatures.

Green beings of the planet:

oldest, tallest living things

sustaining each other

grounding us.

Dr Jane Goodall

Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

Jane Goodall has had an extraordinary life. As a child she’d sit up her favourite tree and dream of living like Dr Dolittle and Tarzan. Her dreams were realised when she lived alone in the rainforest, getting close to chimpanzees. Her work in the 60s changed the way we see animals. Jane has since travelled the world, fighting for Nature; and her organisation Roots and Shoots empowers young people to care for the planet.

She writes about her love of trees in the foreword of Tree Beings:

When I was deep in the forest I knew a sense of peace and felt a strong spiritual connection with nature.  It was from the forest that I learned how everything is interconnected, and how each species of plant and animal has a role to play in the rich tapestry of life. In this book, Raymond Huber shares with us the inspiring stories of some very special people who have not only raised awareness about the importance of trees and forests, but fought to save them.

Read her memoir Reason To Hope, it’s an uplifting story.

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 here. 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