A Modern History of Ancient Trees
Discover the fascinating history of the world's oldest trees in Elderflora. Historian Jared Farmer takes us on a journey from the eighteenth century, when naturalists began seeking out and dating ancient specimens, to the present day where scientists fight to protect elderflora in crisis. Explore the complex relationship between human exploitation and conservation efforts, and learn about the voices of Indigenous peoples and religious figures. With a focus on the changing climate, Farmer shows us how we can ensure a long future for these ancient trees by nurturing the young ones among us.