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On Trees: A Conversation With Peter Wohlleben, Jessica J. Lee, and Sumana Roy
January 11, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
The Forest School at the Yale School of the Environment and Orion Magazine present a second event in a series to celebrate Orion’s new anthology, Old Growth. “On Trees” will feature a conversation between Peter Wohlleben, Jessica J. Lee, and Sumana Roy, three authors whose work embodies the language of trees. Wohlleben’s Hidden Life of Trees illuminates the discreet social network of forests; Lee’s Two Trees Make a Forest finds history in the canopy; and Roy’s How I Became a Tree finds the shadows of branches throughout literature and philosophy. Together, they will discuss cultural constructs of forests and how disconnected those are from the growing reality of monoculture. Moderating the event is Mary Evelyn Tucker, co-author of Journey of the Universe and co-founder of Yale’s Forum on Religion and Ecology.