Where the Trees Used to Be
3rd July, 2019
Matt Miles' essay on the loss of the American chestnut, the latest in our Under the Canopy section
‘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 tree protests in England and India, to forest fires in Australia and California, to ancient chestnut in Sicily to the first palm to be felled on an Indonesian island. Welcome to the woods.