Identifying Trees by Sound

In his poetic, informative new book “The Song of Trees,” natural history writer David George Haskell describes his experiences lending binaural attention to trees. As The Atlantic describes, Haskell “visits a dozen specially chosen trees, including: a pear tree in the heart of Manhattan; an olive tree in Jerusalem; a sabal palm, roughing the salt and sun of a Georgian beach; a towering, rain-drenched ceibo in Ecuador; and a bonsai pine that survived the Hiroshima bombing and now lives in Washington, D.C.” Here, the author harvests sound and observations, while defining trees as connectors—little networks, with memories. You can learn more over at The Atlantic or pick up the book, out now on Viking.