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The Songs of Trees: Tree acoustics, ecology, and ethics

Elizabeth E. Rowley Lecture
David G. Haskell, Ph.D. Author and Professor of Biology, The University of the South, Sewanee, TN.
Wednesday, September 13; 7:30 p.m.

         
Every tree has its own song. This is no metaphor. David George Haskell, Pulitzer finalist and winner of the National Academies’ Best Book Award, spent years listening to trees, attending to the myriad sounds and stories in their branches, roots, and surroundings. From the Amazon to Jerusalem to Manhattan, every tree has a unique voice that tells of ecology of each place and the many bonds between people and trees. Haskell will discuss how sensory engagement with the world – truly listening – can reveal these hidden strands of life’s connections.

Date/time: Wednesday, September 13; 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free and open to the public
Location: Statler Hall, Cornell University