Sprout Lands with William Bryant Logan

Sprout Lands with William Bryant Logan

Join us for a discussion with William Brynat Logan, practicing arborist and the author of four acclaimed books on nature, Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth, Oak: The Frame of Civilization, and Air: The Restless Shaper of the World, and Sprout Lands: Tending the Endless Gift of Trees.

Logan is contributing editor to House Beautiful, House and Garden, and Garden Design magazines, as well as a regular garden writer for the New York Times

6-6:30 PM │Registration
6:30 PM│Discussion

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SPROUT LANDS: Tending the Endless Gift of Trees is Logan’s elegant answer to a timeless mystery, and a buoyant journey to discover the ways in which the lost ancient arts of coppicing and pollarding created and supported human cultures all over the world, from the English fens to Spain, California, Africa, and Japan. Amidst Logan’s quest to understand how we lost our way is a compelling and revelatory celebration of nature’s relationship with people, and how we once lived closely as partners with trees, and may one day do so again.

Eye-opening and entertaining, SPROUT LANDS uncovers the millennial story of the call-and-response by which people and trees have lived together in the world. Logan has written a powerful reflection of not only how we helped woodlands—pollarded and coppiced trees lived longer than their uncut cousins—but also how in a rapidly changing world, the sprouting of trees can save us.