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Ruby Ekkel

Ruby Ekkel

Ruby Ekkel researches gender and environmental history at the Australian National University’s School of History. She is a doctoral candidate whose work focuses on women’s environmental and environmentalist interventions, and on relationships between settler Australians and native species. 

Ruby Ekkel reviews 'The Power of Trees: How ancient forests can save us if we let them' by Peter Wohlleben, translated by Jane Billinghurst

July 2023, no. 455 28 June 2023
In Peter Wohlleben’s newest book, trees are characters, not commodities. In making his compelling case for a fresh approach to forestry, which values old-growth forests for their climate-cooling capacities, the acclaimed German forester treats trees as individuals with feelings, abilities, memories, and families. We are sometimes left to wonder what it means to say a tree feels emotions such as ... (read more)