Urban Forests with Jill Jonnes

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Baltimore Tree Trust founder Jill Jonnes recently released her latest book, Urban Forests: A Natural History of Trees and People in the American Cityscape. In this, her sixth publication, Jonnes approaches the development of the urban forestry movement as an arborist might examine the growth rings of a tree. Full of colorful characters such as plant explorers, politicians, and charismatic tree activists, Jonnes tells the tale of how America's urban trees reflect the vigor and health of our cities over time.

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On September 27th, the official release of her book, Jonnes was a guest speaker for the Marjorie Lynn Bank Lecture Series at the National Aquarium here in Baltimore. Her thoughtful and passionate presentation previewed this remarkable read about the ebb and flow of the pursuit to preserve and attract the greening of our American cityscapes with trees. Jonnes states "trees are essential to the well-being of citizens who live in urban environments--which is the majority of Americans." Jonnes' book balances the scientific good and the not so good plight of urban trees-from the positive effects on human health and happiness to the challenging effects of accidental imports of pest and diseases.

Recently interviewed by Diane Rehm for the NPR production, The Environmental Outlook: Celebrating and Understanding Our Urban Forests, Jonnes points out historical developments and the people that helped shape the
way we currently view urban trees, as important urban 'green' infrastructure. When asked about one of modern day's most talked about issues, global warming, Jonnes states "...every tree is kind of its own unique story..." Each tree species will need to adapt, just as we do, to the changing environmental conditions. So too, we will need to change our management of city trees so that our urban habitat will continue to be enhanced by these amazingly beneficial plants. (CLICK HERE FOR FULL INTERVIEW)

 

CLICK HERE to learn more about Jill Jonnes and to order your copy of Urban Forests: A Natural History of Trees and People in the American Cityscape TODAY!

 


 

Upcoming Events:

  • OCT 10 – BookShop West Portal: Jill will be talking about Urban Forests with SF Friends of the Urban Forest at the BookShop West Portal in San Francisco, CA on October 10th at 7:00 pm. BookShop West Portal 80 West Portal Avenue San Francisco, CA 94127 Contact: Susan Tunis 415-564-8080 shop...
  • OCT 11 – KDHX Earthworms Radio Interview: Jill will be interviewed by host & producer Jean Ponzi for KDHX “Earthworms” in St. Louis, MO on October 11th, 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm PT. KDHX broadcasts from Grand Center in St Louis on 88.1 FM and around the world at KDHX.org....
  • OCT 13 – Insight – Capitol Public Radio Interview: Listen to a live interview with Jill on Capitol Public Radio’s Insight on October 13th. More details to follow…
  • OCT 13 – Meet Jill Jonnes at The Sacramento Bee: Meet Jill Jonnes at The Sacramento Bee Meet the Author Event on Thursday, October 13th at 7:00 pm at The Sacramento Bee in Sacramento, CA. Book signing and VIP reception hosted by The Tree Foundation prior to the event. Tickets are needed to attend this event. More...
  • OCT 31 – KBOO Locus Focus Interview: Tune in to listen to a live interview with Jill on KBOO Locus Focus in Portland, OR on Monday, October 31st at 2:00 pm ET. Host/Producer: Elaine Velazquez & Barbara Bernstein
  • NOV 7 – New York City Parks Department: Jill will be at the New York City Parks Department on Monday, November 7th. More details to come…
  • NOV 15–16 – Appearance at PCCF Conference, Indianapolis, IN Jill will be making an appearance at the 2016 Partners in Community Forestry Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana on Tuesday & Wednesday, November 15th &...
  • NOV 22 – WYPR Midday Radio Interview: Tune in to listen to a live interview with Jill on WYPR Midday in Baltimore, MD on Tuesday, November 22nd at Noon ET.
  • NOV 22 – Talk, Q&A, Book Signing at The Ivy Bookshop: Jill will be talking about Urban Forests at The Ivy Bookshop in Baltimore, MD on Tuesday, November 22nd at 7:00 p.m. Q&A session and book signing afterwards. THE IVY BOOKSHOP 6080 Falls Road Baltimore, MD 21209 phone: 410-377-2966 email: info@theivybookshop.com...
  • DEC 8 – Talk, Q&A & Book Signing at Arnold Arboretum: Jill will be talking about Urban Forests at The Arnold Arboretum in Boston, MA on Thursday, December 8th, between 7–8:30 p.m. Q&A session and book signing...