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In "Every Root an Anchor", writer and arborist R. Bruce Allison celebrates Wisconsin's most significant, unusual, and historic trees. More than one hundred tales introduce us to trees across the state, some remarkable for their size or age, others for their intriguing histories. From magnificent elms to beloved pines to Frank Lloyd Wright's oaks, these trees are woven into our history, contributing to our sense of place. They are anchors for time-honored customs, manifestations of our ideals, and reminders of our lives' most significant events. For this updated edition, Allison revisits the trees' histories and tells us which of these unique landmarks are still standing. He sets forth an environmental message as well, reminding us to recognize our connectedness to trees and to manage our tree resources wisely. As early Wisconsin conservationist Increase Lapham said, trees increase our love of home and improve our hearts. Their stories deserve to be told and remembered.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780870203701
ISBN-10: 0870203703
Format: Paperback
(279mm x 216mm x 8mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: University of Wisconsin Press
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publish Date: 31-May-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - R. Bruce Allison

R. Bruce Allison has been a professional arborist in Madison, Wisconsin, since 1974. He has served as president of the Wisconsin Arborist Association and chairman of both the Dane County Tree Board and Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council. He is the author of Wisconsin's Champion Trees: A Tree Hunter's Guide (1980, revised 2005); Tree Walks of Dane County (1981); and Tree Walks of Milwaukee County (1982). His articles have appeared in such magazines as Wisconsin Natural Resources and American Forests.