The book by award-winning journalist and science writer Jim Robbins entitled, The Man Who Planted Trees: Lost Groves, Champion Trees, and an Urgent Plan to Save the Planet, argues that “trees and forests are the highest functioning members of ecological society,” and chronicles the adventures of David Milarch, co-founder of Archangel Ancient Tree Archive, who has dedicated his life to cloning and replanting the oldest, and most important trees on Earth. Robbins’ crystal clear science behind this noble effort reveals numerous fascinating facts about the importance of trees, such as how they perform vital services to our environment in absorbing carbon dioxide – a greenhouse gas, clean pollutants from the air, and protect our freshwater ecosystems.
The book was featured in the New York Times 100 Notable Books Issue, and has also been featured in stories on NPR Weekend, CBC Radio, in The Times (London), and numerous blogs and internet sites. Your purchase of the book in our store helps to support our mission to locate, collect, propagate, and archive the genetics of these important trees. The book makes a unique and inspiring gift, and our store is the only place where it can be autographed and dedicated by David Milarch.