Essays and op-eds

The New York Times:

Time travel with trees.” Sunday Review. December 1st, 2018. 

Central Park, now more delicious.” June 27th, 2018.

“The seasons are not what they used to be.” March 17th, 2017.

“Nature’s case for same-sex marriage.” March 29th, 2013.

Emergence Magazine:

Eleven ways of smelling a tree”, 2020. Includes narrated audio with original violin compositions by Katherine Lehman.

 “The aromas of trees: five practices”, 2020.

The voices of birds and the language of belonging” 2019. Includes narrated audio with bird song sound design.


Listening to the thoughts of the forest. Undark: Truth, Beauty, Science. May 7, 2017.

The Observer New Review/The Guardian:

The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future by David Wallace-Wells – review” February 17th, 2019.


Life is the network, not the self. NPR 13.7. April 4th, 2017.

“Leaf wonder” in a world of changing forests. NPR 13.7. November 16th, 2017.

Scientific American:

Ten ways to listen to trees. Scientific American online. May 10, 2017.

The Forest Unseen: A Year’s Watch in Sewanee’s Forest. Scientific American online. April 19th, 2012.


The benefits of urban trees.” The Hindu BusinessLine. July 6th, 2018.

Song of the Balsam Fir. Northern Woodlands. Autumn edition, 2017.

Notes on Ecological Aesthetics and Ethics. Garrison Institute Online. September 7th, 2017.

Springtime gardening: Begin by listening to trees. Houzz. April 28th, 2017.

The long reach of Jerusalem’s olive trees. Forward. April 12th, 2017.

Wonder Increases as Speed Decreases. Schuler Books Guest Blog, May 11, 2012. 

Fifty Years later: Rachel Carson’s Legacy. Chattanooga Times Free Press. October 14th, 2012.