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Every Root an Anchor: Wisconsin's Famous and Historic Trees

Every Root an Anchor: Wisconsin's Famous and Historic Trees
Every Root an Anchor: Wisconsin's Famous and Historic Trees
Paperback: $21.95
114 pages, illustrated
ISBN: 9780870203703

Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press

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By: R. Bruce Allison

More than one hundred tales introduce us to trees across the state, some remarkable for their size or age, others for their intriguing histories. From magnificent elms to beloved pines to Frank Lloyd Wright's oaks, these trees are woven into our history, contributing to our sense of place. They are anchors for time-honored customs, manifestations of our ideals, and reminders of our lives' most significant events.

For this updated edition, Allison revisits the trees' histories and tells us which of these unique landmarks are still standing. He sets forth an environmental message as well, reminding us to recognize our connectedness to trees and to manage our tree resources wisely. As early Wisconsin conservationist Increase Lapham said, tree histories increase our love of home and improve our hearts. They deserve to be told and remembered.


R. Bruce Allison has been a professional arborist in Madison, Wisconsin, since 1974. He has earned degrees from Brown University and from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He served as president of the Wisconsin Arborist Association and as chairman of the Dane County Tree Board and the Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council. He is the author of several books, including the children's book "If Trees Could Talk: Stories About Wisconsin Trees," and many articles dealing with trees and nature.