April 15, 2016

A healthy world needs trees

Deep Roots: How Trees Sustain Our Planet
by Nikki Tate

Trees are essential in maintaining healthy ecosystems around the world. Divided into four chapters titled after the four elements - earth, air, water, fire - Deep Roots describes how trees clean soil, slow wind, create rain, and enrich soil.

Facts are presented in a clear, straight-forward tone that is highly readable and entertaining. Tate's anecdotes about her relationship with trees adds to the book's pleasure, as do the beautiful photographs. 

Part of the Orca Footprints series. 

Highly recommended.

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