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If you find any references to old, large, or noteworthy trees in books, magazines, or newspapers, please add them to this Annotated Bibliography. Send your entry by e-mail and you can help build this list.

Berleant, Arnold. The Aesthetics of the Environment. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1992.
Berleant vividly describes his experiences as he paddles down the Bantam River in Connecticut. We can apply his descriptive style to our writings about trees. He speaks from his heart and from all of his senses.

DePalma, Anthony."Grand Old Tree Has Nothing to Fear but Mexico". The New York Times, (December 29, 1995).
Information about the 500 year old Cypress tree, El Tule, in Oaxaca, Mexico

Goldsworthy, Andy. Wood. New York: Harry Abrams, 1996.

Jaffe', Hans L.C. Mondrian. New York Harry W. Abrams, Inc.
The evolution of Mondrian's tree imagery, from natural to abstract

Leopold, Aldo. Sand County Almanac. New York: Oxford University Press, 1949.
Wonderful descriptive text of Leopold's relationship to nature. He tells us that "each species, including ourselves, is a link in many chains."

McKibben, Bill. "The Wild Wild East". The New York Times Magazine (December 26, 1993).
Ancient cypresses at Cape Fear, N.C.

National Register of Big Trees. 1995 Edition, American Forestry Association,
Washington, D.C.
The best resource to help you locate the biggest trees in your state or in your travels

Palmquist, Peter E. Carleton E. Watkins, Photographer of the American West..
Albuquerque: The University of New Mexico Press, 1983.
Documentation of trees in the Yosemite region. See "Grizzly Giant", a photograph of the 3000 year old redwood tree.

Porcella III, Santiago and George H. Pierson. New Jersey's Biggest Trees. New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (Summer 1991)
My resource for trees in my state. See if your state has one, too.

Schulman, Edmund. "Bristlecone Pine, Oldest Known Living Thing". National Geographic Magazine, Vol CXII, No 3 (March 1958)
Photos of the 4000 year old Bristlecone Pine trees in California.

Stevens, Alan. Tree Meditations and Others. Chicago: The Swallow Press, 1970.
When I read this poem, it reminded me of my sparkling tree in the video Bosco, (7140 K) and also the background of my home page.

The Heat Lightening
7:00 P.M.
"On the side to the west, with the light
of the low sun striking squarely
on the flat of the leaves, the old cottonwood sparkles like a pond."

Stutz, Bruce. "Stands of Time". Audubon. vol 95, No 1 (January-February, 1993).
Pictures of the 1000 year old Bald Cypress Swamp in South Carolina.

To Walk With Nature: The Drawings of Thomas Cole. New York: The Hudson River Museum. 1981.
Catalogue of the exhibit held in 1982. See Cole's drawing, "Big Tree on the Genesee Flats", a record swamp oak at 27 feet in circumference.


Sent in by Chiara Ghirandello, Treviso Italy July 1995:

Sent in by Rod MacLennan, Gladstone, NJ, February, 1996:
Epstein, Jack. "Managing the Forests of Remote and Pristine Tierra del Fuego". Christian Science Monitor,. vol 87, (August 23, 1995).
a U.S. lumber company's controversial plan to harvest ancient lenga trees.

Long, William R. "Americans Ride to the Rescue of Chile's Parks". Los Angeles Times,. vol 114 (March 21, 1995).
Saving Chile's ancient trees

Altany, David. "Andy & Goliath: Activist Andy Kerr Battles the Timber Industry to Save America's Last Ancient Trees from the Saw." Industry Week, November 19, 1990.

Madigan, Mary Jean. "Tree Saver, Australian Resort Built Around Ancient Melaluca Trees," Restaurant and Hotel Design, June 1987.

Clepper, Henry. "Ancient Trees: Fantasy and Fact," American Forests, March 1982.

Fitts, Deborah. "The Gettysburg Sycamores," American Forests, November-December 1992.
Ancient sycamore trees in Gettysburg, PA witnessed Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

Aukeman, Anastasia. "Tulips, trees and Ancient Sculpture," ARTnews, January 1994.
Cy Twombly photographs

Smith, Robert J. "America's Triassic Park," Trailer LIfe, March 1996.
Petrified National Forest in Arizona.

Reddell, Rayford. "Napa Valley Bouquet: the Vineyard Garden of Katie Trefethen," Horticulture, October 1991.

Zeiger, Lisa. "Ingrid Roscheck at Jollenbeck," Art in America, December 1993.
Using sculpture, painting to depict imaginary landscapes, Roscheck uses tree imagery to suggest the relationship between architecture and nature.

Jackson, Clayton E. "Sandy Points." National Parks, May, June 1996.
Virgin grove of White Cedar on North Manitou Island; home of North American champion


Sent in by Scott Sexton from California, May 5, 1996:
Flint, Wendell D. To Find the Biggest Tree. Three Rivers: Sequoia Natural History Association, Inc., 1987.
Sent in by Nancy Schneider from New York University, NY, July 23, 1996:
Kaza, Stephanie. The Attentive Heart, Conversations with Trees. New York: Ballantine, 1993.

Gray, Robert. The Tree. Stackpole, 1993.

Williams, Terry Tempest. An Unspoken Hunger. New York: Pantheon, 1994.

Altman, Nathaniel.Sacred Trees. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1994.
Sent in by Michael Chimes, Gladstone, NJ, October 1996: Gilbert, Bil. "To Be a Champion, a Tree Must Measure Up to High Standards". Smithsonian, October 1996
All about the National Register of Big Trees with descriptions of some champion trees

Sent in by Shalom Gorewitz, Ramapo College, NJ, October 18, 1996:
Stokes, Naomi M. The Tree People., New York: Tom Doherty Associates, Inc, 1995.
Schama, Simon. Landscape and Memory. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995.
Sent in by Lori Novis, Gladstone, NJ, January 1997:
Moffett, Mark W. "Giants of North America," National Geographic, January 1997.
Sent in by Millard Clements, New York University, January 23, 1997:
Torres, Angel Luis. En El Bosque Seco de Guanica, San Juan: Editorial de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, 1994.

Sent in by Yuri Romanenkov, Lithuania, February 1997:
Estes, Clarissa Pinkola. The Faithful Gardener.
Sent in by Steve Raymen, Eugene, OR, 4/25/98:

Sent in by Pat Ryan, Surrey England 8/5/1998:

Sent in by Daniele Fua, Rome Italy October 12, 1998:
  • Del Re, Pietro. " Alle Radici Della Nostra Storia",

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