Every Other Pine, Every Other Fir
Every Other Pine, Every Other FirRewilding a forest one tree at a timeAxel Lindén
By the internationally bestselling author of Counting Sheep: My 1021 Days in the Field
How should you manage a forest, when what you really want to do is let it return to its natural state, not view it as an investment to be maximised?
Axel Lindén is a reluctant land-owner, and an even more reluctant forester. He inherited the forest he is now responsible for, and gradually grew to embrace the idea of sustainable forestry and natural regeneration: letting the forest take care of itself, stopping intrusive management and only felling trees when absolutely necessary, to allow flora and fauna to co-exist in an age-old natural balance.
When spending time among the trees and sharing his love for his forest with the reader—all the while fighting off intrusive logging companies—his thoughts also turn to his family and his children, who show little interest in taking part in his forestry experiment, as well as the home they have provided for two Afghan teenagers threatened with deportation.
Perfect for readers of Richard Powers’ The Overstory, John McPhee’s The Pine Barrens and Greta Thunberg’s No One is Too Small to Make a Difference, Axel Lindén returns with EVERY OTHER PINE, EVERY OTHER FIR, where he with his signature dry wit and warmth brings the reader along in contemplation of nature, man’s impact on the environment, the world we live in today and what constitutes a home in our modern world. And the legacy we leave behind.