Michele's Reviews > Urban Forests: A Natural History of Trees and People in the American Cityscape

Urban Forests by Jill Jonnes
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bookshelves: science, plants-garden, history-usa, history-microhistory
Read 2 times. Last read December 13, 2016 to December 20, 2016.

Urban Forests is a great study of the role of trees in US cities. Jill Jonnes weaves together the narratives of the dedicated people, the diverse species, and the invasive pests that have shaped urban forestry since the Revolutionary era. At times it can be depressing as it goes though the loss of the American Chestnut and rise of Dutch Elm Disease. But it can be uplifting with its look a the scientists and activists who have changed our understanding of the benefits of urban forestry and battled to bring the American Elm and American Chestnut back.

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Reading Progress

December 12, 2016 – Shelved
December 12, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
December 12, 2016 – Shelved as: science
December 12, 2016 – Shelved as: plants-garden
December 13, 2016 – Started Reading
December 13, 2016 – Started Reading
December 13, 2016 –
page 17
4.12%
December 14, 2016 –
page 36
8.72%
December 16, 2016 –
page 75
18.16%
December 17, 2016 –
page 94
22.76%
December 17, 2016 –
page 106
25.67%
December 17, 2016 –
page 116
28.09%
December 17, 2016 –
page 130
31.48%
December 19, 2016 –
page 271
65.62%
December 19, 2016 – Finished Reading
December 20, 2016 – Finished Reading
March 29, 2017 – Shelved as: history-usa
October 17, 2017 – Shelved as: history-microhistory

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