“Trees I Have Known” is a glimpse into the mind of an arborist, someone well versed in the language of trees. I have actively spent my life in and around trees: as a boy, playing and pretending in our family’s avocado tree, and as a young man, studying landscape architecture and arboriculture. As an adult, I spent many years climbing and caring for trees in Southern California. In each scenario where I encounter trees, I can “hear” their story-from a history of abuse to memorials of past love, trees tell stories.
I invite you to sit, enjoy a cup of tea, and listen to the stories that trees tell. Sometimes they are narrators. Other times they are the protagonists. But, they are always compelling storytellers.