The Nature of Oaks: The Rich Ecology of Our Most Essential Native Trees

Douglas W. Tallamy


Timber Press

Publication Date:

March 30, 2021



The book is about the importance of oak trees in North American forests and how they support the majority of insect, animal, and bird life, keep the water clean and the soil moist, and foster a diversity of life more so than any other species of tree. The book reveals what is going on in oak trees month by month, highlighting the seasonal cycles of life, death, and renewal. It also provides practical advice about how to plant and care for an oak, along with information about the best oak species for your area. The book will inspire you to treasure these trees and to act to nurture and protect them.

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