Ever since she was young, Nalini Nadkarni has loved trees.
As a kid, she spent days climbing them, and she swore an oath to herself that as a grownup she would do what she could to protect them. Today, Nadkarni is a biology professor at the University of Utah who for 35 years has studied rainforest canopies and, true to her childhood promise, has done what she can to raise awareness about the values of trees and why their preservation matters to everyone. That mission has led her to speak with corporations, youth and the incarcerated, as well as many faith communities.
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