Celebrating Old Growth: A Conversation with Robin Wall Kimmerer, Robert Macfarlane, and David Haskell

Tara C. Trapani

On September 18 at 1pm EST, the Yale Forest Forum will host an online conversation in honor of the publication of Orion Magazine's new book, Old Growth.

The speakers will be Robin Wall Kimmerer (Braiding Sweetgrass), Robert Macfarlane (The Lost Words), and David Haskell (The Songs of Trees), and Mary Evelyn Tucker of the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology will be facilitating the conversation. 

From the event site:
In August 2021, Orion Magazine released Old Growth, an anthology of essays and poems about the lives of trees. It’s a dynamic cross section of Orion’s long history of engagement with arboreal culture, featuring work by Ursula K Le Guin, Terese Marie Mailhot, Michelle Nijhuis, Michael Pollan, and Arthur Sze, and printed as gently as possible – using 100% recycled paper, processed without chlorine, and free of plastic. To celebrate the release of the book, Robin Wall Kimmerer (who contributes the foreword) will hold a public discussion with Robert Macfarlane and David Haskell. These authors bring a unique perspective on the legacy of trees in deep time, which they explore in their recent books Braiding Sweetgrass, Underland, and The Song of Trees, respectively. Together, they will discuss the idea of the personhood of trees, root communities, and the ways in which humans might foster the growth of our canopy. Moderating the event is Mary Evelyn Tucker, co-author of Journey of the Universe.

This virtual event is free and open to all.

You'll find more information about the event here, and you can go here to register.