Cultivating Place: The Three Tree Geeks of San Francisco & their #CovidTreeTour
Mike Sullivan is the author of the trees in San Francisco, Jason De Wees is a horticulturist and author of Designing with Palms and Richard Turner is a designer and consultant, the Emeritus Editor of Pacific horticulture, and co-editor of the trees of Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.
The three men got together in the early days of the Pandemic and put their imaginations and frustrations to work creating self-guided, pop-up, sidewalk-chalked, walking tours of the trees of the various neighborhoods of San Francisco.
In the process, and at a time of high rates of emotional isolation for many, the three tree geeks got a city of people outside into the fresh air to meet and know better their tree neighbors all around them.
With a whole new winter of pandemic complications and complexities in front of us, and in introducing urban-dwelling humans to their trees, and these trees to their people, the "three tree geeks of San Francisco” - and all our other knowledgeable tree folk doing likeminded work in the world – provide us a journey lesson on looking, listening and living. Listen in!
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