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In "Trees Are Where You Find Them" by Arthur Dekker Savage, readers are taken on a captivating journey that explores the deep, transformative connections humans can build with nature, specifically with trees. Through vivid storytelling and heartfelt anecdotes, the author delves into the profound effects trees have on our well-being and the power they hold to heal our souls.

Savage's writing style is immersive, effortlessly transporting readers to different landscapes and inviting them to experience the wonders of various tree species. Whether it is the towering redwoods of California or the ancient baobabs of Africa, each tree mentioned in the book comes alive with its distinct characteristics, turning them into almost mystical beings. The author's passion for trees resonates throughout the pages, conveying the beauty and tranquility they emanate in a way that feels profoundly authentic.

Furthermore, "Trees Are Where You Find Them" not only explores the physical and emotional connection between humans and trees but also delves into the cultural significance and historical importance trees hold in different societies. Savage effortlessly weaves together fascinating tales of myth, folklore, and religious beliefs, showcasing how trees have deeply rooted themselves in our collective consciousness. This exploration of the diverse cultural perspectives surrounding trees adds depth and richness to the narrative, enhancing readers' understanding and appreciation for these silent guardians of nature.

One of the book's standout features is its underlying message of environmental preservation. While celebrating the remarkable impact of trees, Savage also highlights the devastating consequences of deforestation and human negligence towards our natural surroundings. Through thought-provoking anecdotes and statistics, he reminds readers of our responsibility to protect and conserve these essential natural resources for future generations.

While "Trees Are Where You Find Them" enlightens and educates, it occasionally suffers from a somewhat disjointed structure. The book jumps between personal stories, historical references, and ecological facts, which can be slightly jarring at times. However, this minor drawback is overshadowed by the compelling narrative and the author's undeniable passion for his subject matter.

In conclusion, "Trees Are Where You Find Them" is an enchanting exploration of the profound connections between humans and trees. Arthur Dekker Savage's engaging storytelling and genuine admiration for nature make this book an engaging read that will leave readers with a newfound appreciation for the silent majesty that surrounds us. This thought-provoking work expertly reminds us of the importance of preserving our natural world and the gifts that trees offer us if only we open ourselves to their embrace.

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The trees on Mars are few and stunted, says old Doc Yoris. There's plenty of gold, of course but trees can be much more important!

TREES are where you find them

By Arthur Dekker Savage

Illustrated by Philip Parsons

You might say the trouble started at the Ivy, which is a moving picture house in Cave Junction built like a big quonset. It's the only show in these parts, and most of us old timers up here in the timber country of southwest Oregon have got into the habit of going to see a picture on Saturday nights before we head for a tavern.

But I don't think old Doc Yoris, who was there with Lew and Rusty and me, had been to more than two or three shows in his life. Doc is kind of sensitive about his appearance on account of his small eyes and big nose and ears; and since gold mining gave way to logging and lumber mills, with Outsiders drifting into the country, Doc has taken to staying on his homestead away back up along Deer Creek, near the boundary of the Siskiyou National Forest. It's gotten so he'll come to Cave Junction only after dark, and even then he wears dark glasses so strangers won't notice him too much.

I couldn't see anything funny about the picture when Doc started laughing, but I figure it's a man's own business when he wants to laugh, so I didn't say anything... Continue reading book >>

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