With an introduction by Bill McKibben, thirty authors use a vast range of styles to explore our human relationship to trees, which of course is multi-faceted, messy, beautiful and selfish and symbiotic. . .

In this collection, we meet a boy who ate a tree to gain access to the Guiness Book of World Records, a tree-tethered sniper at a pot farm in California, a man who was killed by a fallen limb in Central Park, and lots of writers, both established and emerging, whose intimate connections to trees (and their losses) have found a collective home in the pulped pages of recycled forest.

Contributors include Karen Hugg, Lia Purpura, Wendy Call, Matthew Gavin Frank, M. J. Gette, Jacklyn Janeksela, Renée E. D’Aoust, Angela Pelster, Brian Doyle, Andrea Scarpino, T. Hugh Crawford, Thomas Mira y Lopez, Steven Church, Mercedes Webb-Pullman, Fred Bahnson, Jacqueline Doyle, Stefan Olson, Diane Payne, Zoë Ruiz, Amaris Feland Ketcham, Kayann Short, Diana Hume George, Annie Bellerose, Paul Lisicky, Toti O’Brien, Lori Brack, Mackenzie Myers, Courtney Amber Kilian, John Roscoe and Theresa Kishkan.

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Josh MacIvor-Andersen is the author of the memoir On Heights & Hunger, an award-winning writer, teacher, and competitive tree climber. He lives in Marquette, Michigan with his family.

As a professional and competitive tree-climber, my relationship to all things arboreal has been more intimate than most. I’ve known trees as scaffolding for removal, gymnasiums for fitness, courses for heated competition. . .

Rooted: The Best New Arboreal Nonfiction
edited by Josh MacIvor-Andersen
302 pages
$16.00 paperback ISBN 9781944853228
$9.99 ebook

April 2017

On Heights & Hunger
Josh MacIvor-Andersen
242 pages
$16.00 paperback ISBN 9781944853006
$9.99 ebook ISBN 9781944853181

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