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A Trail Called Home: Tree Stories from the Golden Horseshoe

Category: Book
By (author): O'Hara, Paul
Subject:  GARDENING / Trees
  NATURE / Ecology
  NATURE / Essays
  NATURE / Plants / Trees
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Dundurn
Published: May 2019
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 232
Size: 7.00in x 5.00in x 1.00in
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From The Publisher*An exploration of trees in the Golden Horseshoe and the stories they tell. Trees define so much of Canadian life, but many people, particularly in the Golden Horseshoe area of Ontario, don't know that much about them. Granted, it is harder here: there are more trees that are native to this area than anywhere else in Canada. The great storytellers of the landscape, trees are looking glasses into the past. They speak of biology, ecology, and geology, as well as natural and human history. Through a greater understanding of trees, we can become more rooted to the land beneath our feet, and our place in it.
From The Publisher*Through a greater understanding of trees in the Golden Horseshoe, we can become more rooted to the land beneath our feet, and our place in it.
Review Quote*In A Trail Called Home, Paul O'Hara offers a vital new form of nature writing so necessary for our times. His personal story of forging a friendship with the land weaves a passion for trees and a deeply felt understanding of nature, with the settler imperative of bridging connection and building relationship with First Nations who have called this gathering place home for millennia. O'Hara is an inspiring, grounded and eloquent guide on this trail.
Review Quote*O'Hara's gonzo natural history is part memoir, part elegy, part guide. The result is informative, inspiring, entertaining, and often surprising.
Review Quote*In A Trail Called Home, Paul O'Hara takes us on a personal walk through the memory of his home place, the wild territory he explored with young friends, and the larger landscape he studied as an adult. Reading the landscape of the Golden Horseshoe to eons past and interpreting what we see now, we see the evolution of change continuing. Through reliving his life experiences, we share the revelation of a deeper meaning to the land, a feeling of connection with the genius loci, and a sense of the divine in the remnants of wild places.
Biographical NotePaul O'Hara is a writer, field botanist, landscape designer, and native plant gardening expert. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario.