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The man who listens to trees

Professor David George Haskell is a big fan of trees. For his last book he chronicled a single year in the life of a one-metre-wide patch of forest in the American state of Tennessee, examining each moment of its life in detail. Then he set himself a new task - to visit 12 different species of tree around the world, from olive groves in Jerusalem to bonsai trees in Japan to examine their connections to the world and also record their sounds. David George Haskell's book is 'The Songs Of Trees'.

Image: Professor David George Haskell.
Credit: Katherine Lehman

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6 minutes