Bristlecone pine by Eric Utne (from Dark Mountain: Issue 9)
‘Our ancestors came from the canopy, and – given our species’ reliance on trees to make our world habitable – in many ways we never left it. Or it never left us.’
This ongoing section is an invitation for writers and artists to explore the effects that trees have on us, from an ancient chestnut in Sicily to a dome of ash in Wales, from tree protests in India to the first palm to be felled on an Indonesian island. Welcome to the woods.