Bicentennial Happenings: Thoreau and the Language of Trees

Thoreau and the Language of Trees

Arbor Day Lecture by Richard Higgins, author of Thoreau and the Language of Trees, 12:00 noon, April 28, 2017, Smith College Campus Center. In this original book, Richard Higgins explores Thoreau’s deep connections to trees: his keen perception of them, the joy they gave him, the poetry he saw in them, his philosophical view of them, and how they fed his soul. His lively essays show that trees were a thread connecting all parts of Thoreau’s being—heart, mind, and spirit. Included are one hundred excerpts from Thoreau’s writings about trees, paired with over sixty of the author’s photographs.  Thoreau and the Language of Trees shows that Thoreau, with uncanny foresight, believed trees were essential to the preservation of the world.

The Botanic Garden of Smith College
16 College Lane
Northampton MA 01063
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