Trees have always been a source of wonder for me. Pausing, looking up and absorbing the unique beauty of each has been an integral part of my journey as an artist. Within the last year, several sources of influence have changed my sense of purpose. Reading Richard Powers’ The Overstory affected me deeply. The book… Read more
At the beginning of my search for endangered trees, I encountered Murphy Westwood of the Morton Arboretum, who was incredibly patient and helpful when I started my journey. She directed me to the IUCN Redlist, a list of the U.S.’s most endangered trees. One of these was the Quercus Boyntonii, or Boynton Sand Post Oak.… Read more
The Virginia round leafed Birch, or Betula Uber, was the first tree to be protected by the Endangered Species Act. A botanist encountered it for the first time in 1918. For 60 years after it was identified no one could locate the tree, and it was presumed to be extinct. In 1975 it was rediscovered by… Read more
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