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A Tree’s View of History: A Conversation with Lacy M. Johnson

February 15, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

A forest scene. Many tall, thin, dark tree trunks emerge from a forest floor. The forest floor is mostly gray and brown, but small green plants are growing in some places.

The Forest School at the Yale School of the Environment and Orion Magazine present a conversation with Lacy M. Johnson on American history and the longleaf pine. Building off her recent essay on the longleaf pine’s integral role in the American slave trade, Johnson will discuss the ways in which trees bear witness to the evolution of culture and what they may be able to tell us about ourselves now. She will also discuss how her research into coastal flooding has expanded her understanding of how rising water levels affect trees, and what people can do to protect the landscapes they love. In conversation with her will be Mary Evelyn Tucker, co-author of Journey of the Universe and co-founder of Yale’s Forum on Religion and Ecology.

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February 15, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
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