The Songs of Trees


The author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Forest Unseen visits with nature’s most magnificent networkers — trees.

“A work of scientific depth and lyricism”, Caspar Henderson’s review in The Guardian

“The Songs of Trees has the diverse busyness of a thriving woodland. It is hard to think of a recent scientifically-inflected book on nature that is as fluent, compelling, and intoxicatingly rich.” Richard Smyth’s review in The Times Literary Supplement. 

“a resplendent read in its entirety” Maria Popova in Brain Pickings

“keen observations and achingly beautiful narration”, Ed Yong’s profile in The Atlantic.

Advance praise from Elizabeth Kolbert, Deborah Blum, Peter Wohlleben, Carl Zimmer, Neil Shea, DJ Spooky, and Peter Crane.

Read interviews in Outside Magazine and Yale Environment 360

Listen to a compilation of sounds from the trees or visit with them through photos and sound.

“The Songs of Trees” in bookstores and online:

Barnes and Noble

Cover art features a photograph of young, pink leaves of Lecythis pisonis, “Monkey Pot Tree,” in Yasuní Biosphere Reserve, Ecuador. (Pete Oxford / Minden Pictures / Getty Images.)