Blog Post By Jona Elwell

Inaugural Forest Footnotes Book Series

Join American Forests for the first-ever Forest Footnotes book series, a captivating look at the forests that surround us through the lens of three amazing authors. The second talk of the series is with Jill Jonnes, whose book “Urban Forests” was released in late 2016. Get your tickets here! The event is Monday, October 30, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the 14th Street  Busboys and Poets.

“Urban Forests” is a celebration of urban trees and the Americans — presidents, plant explorers, visionaries, citizen activists, scientists, nurserymen, and tree nerds — whose arboreal passions have shaped and ornamented the nation’s cities, from Jefferson’s day to the present.

In addition to “Urban Forests”, Jill Jonnes is the author of “Conquering Gotham” (2008), “Empires of Light” (2004), and “South Bronx Rising” (2002). She is the founder of the Baltimore Tree Trust. In fall 2011, she studied “Trees as Green Infrastructure” at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. Jonnes was also named a National Endowment for the Humanities scholar and has received several grants from the Ford Foundation. She lives in Baltimore, MD.

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