The NY Times explores this debate about how environmentally unfriendly a lot of publishers are who refuse to use recycled paper to print books. There’s a lot of books out there, which does mean a lot of dead trees. Some try to demand recycled paper, others ask their books to be printed in plastic. Read more here in Saving the Planet, One Book at a Time
It takes a lot of trees to make a lot of books, and Atlas Obsucra shows us a forest of one hundred thousand trees planted to be used as paper for books one hundred years in the future. Read more about the Forest of the Future Library
You can’t have a book without trees, but this article from Atlas Obscura takes that a step further. Artist Katie Holten has collected famous writings and poems about trees in her book About Trees. This anthology is remarkable too because alongside each piece of writing is a tree-translation. How is this possible? Holten has created a tree typeface, assigning a unique tree to each letter of the alphabet. Check it out over here in Read the Tree Leaves, With an Artist’s Invented Tree Font
This article from Atlas Obscura lists the 7 best famous literary trees from such books as A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Harry Potter, etc. Illustrations accompany detailed descriptions of these remarkable imaginary trees. Read about them in the article 7 Nominees for the Best Trees in Literature. Not featured in this list is The Giving Tree, but Lit Hub’s article Literary Treeson?: A Revisionist Take on a Beloved Children’s Classic explores problematic messages in Shel Silverstein’s memorable tree tale.
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