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America's Famous and Historic Trees tells the stories of various trees that Meyer and his cohorts rescued or propagated: oftentimes, when trees were going to be cut down, he and his workers headed off the bulldozers, rescuing the tree with their massive tree hoe. Other trees--like the Indian Marker Pecan in southeast Dallas--were propagated before they died. Some of the ancestor trees still stand in their historic places--like Elvis Presley's Pin Oaks on the grounds of Graceland. Chapters here follow the trials and tribulations of specific trees, and end with "how to propagate" instructions for a wide variety of species: sycamore, cottonwood, bur oak, magnolia. This book is not about photographs--what images are included are simply of big trees alongside houses or suburban developments, awkward and misplaced, like an elegant old man in a multiplex. Meyer hopes to inspire his readers to plant and nurture forests that will outlive them, and to rescue trees from the unknown forces of the future by revering their pasts. --Emily White
I am happy to get this book, it is in good condition and the information is really valuable to me.Published 2 months ago by Jos Gyssels
Wonderful book for anyone who is interested in trees and or history. Great pictures throughout. I totally love my copy!Published 4 months ago by Laura L. Harrison
Need more photos but good stories about these trees. Come see a village where trees are front and center...East Hampton, NY.Published 14 months ago by olivia m brooks
I enjoyed the beautiful pictures and the informative text rollrd into one enjoyable book for the history buff and/or nature lovers too.Published 16 months ago by Lynn Perilloux
Very well done. If you love trees and enjoy history, you will enjoy this book.Published on March 14, 2010 by Richard Geer