The Tree Collectors: Tales of Arboreal Obsession

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Random House
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About the Author

Amy Stewart is the New York Times bestselling author of The Drunken Botanist, Wicked Plants, and several other popular nonfiction titles about the natural world. She's also written seven novels in her beloved Kopp Sisters series, based on the true story of one of America's first female deputy sheriffs. She lives in Portland, Oregon.


"I love everything Amy Stewart has ever created, but this book is my favorite yet. I'm giving this book to everyone I know. Because it, like its subject, is a gift."--Elizabeth Gilbert, author of The City of Girls and The Signature of All Things

"These mesmerizing trees, and the inspiring people they've transformed, will alter your perspective and give you hope."--Peter Wohlleben, author of The Hidden Life of Trees

"What a gift! The Tree Collectors takes us on a whirlwind planetary journey into the wondrously entangled life of people and plants. With this book, Amy Stewart shows us how we are all related to one another, through trees."--Katie Holten, author of The Language of Trees

"Blue gum eucalyptus, oaks, maples, ginkgoes, boxwoods, cottonwoods, dogwoods, mangos, flowering cherries . . . With graceful prose and tender watercolors, Amy Stewart's arboreal global tour explores the fragility and resilience of Earth's great canopy. The Tree Collectors ushers readers into the hidden groves and lush forests where the world's most dedicated gardeners plant the landscape of the future."--Lauren Redniss, author of Oak Flat

"Like the brushstrokes in the fine paintings alongside them, Stewart's vignettes add up to something more: a powerful portrait of the human passion for plants and a paean to what the plants give back."--Thor Hanson, author of The Triumph of Seeds

"Amy Stewart brings us inside the hidden world of tree collecting in this delightfully offbeat book about a group of otherwise normal people as diverse as the specimens they collect. The Tree Collectors will take root in your consciousness and nurture your soul."--William Alexander, author of Ten Tomatoes that Changed the World

"Reading The Tree Collectors feels like sitting down and having the best kind of coffee date with one fascinating person after another. No matter your arboreal experience or expertise, you will learn something, while feeling uplifted by Stewart's own thoughtful and bright botanical illustrations."--Kathryn Aalto, author of Writing Wild

"Literary pointillism . . . a warm and brilliant mural of life that tells a larger story about humanity: our desires, our losses, our salvation, and our place on a beautiful living planet during a time of immense challenges."--Greg King, author of The Ghost Forest