By Wendy Condrat
Here are six recommendations for those who have a new relationship with trees after reading Richard Powers’ “The Overstory.”

     “Ginkgo: The Tree That Time Forgot” by Peter Crane

     “American Chestnut: The Life, Death, and Rebirth of a Perfect Tree” by Susan Freinkel

      “Oak: The Frame of Civilization “ by William Bryant Logan

       “Pawpaw:  In Search of America’s Forgotten Fruit” by Andrew Moore

      “ The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring” by Richard  Preston 

      Each of these stories traces the history and rich contributions to America’s past as to our dependence and love of these trees, despite their disappearance from our landscape. (In a matter of decades, the American Chestnut was eradicated.)

      And if you have not read “The Overstory,” begin with that as a lengthy but gripping historically fictional but factual journey into eco-forestry.