Roger McDonald

Roger McDonald reviews 'The Songs of Trees: Stories from nature’s great connectors' by David George Haskell

October 2017, no. 395 27 September 2017
Roger McDonald reviews 'The Songs of Trees: Stories from nature’s great connectors' by David George Haskell
The Songs of Trees takes its title from something that might not actually happen. Do trees sing? The notion runs through the American biologist David George Haskell’s second book in twisty directions, like a half-caught melody. (His first book was The Forest Unseen, a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2013.) Don’t trees just make sounds, crackling in the frost, growling in the wind, banging their br ... (read more)