Call of the Forest

Call of the Forest

The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees

DVD - 2016
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We cut down billions of trees every year - today only five percent of the worlds old growth forests remain intact. Yet trees are one of this planets most significant creators of food, new medicines, and oxygen. Forests hold the answer to many of the worlds problems; from climate change to human health and well-being. Visionary scientist and acclaimed author Diana Beresford-Kroeger explores the science, folklore, and history of this essential eco-system reminding us that when we improve our profound human connection to woodlands we can, not only, restore our health - we can restore our planet. From the sacred sugi and cedar forests of Japan, the ancient Raheen Wood of Ireland, and the walnut and redwood trees of America, to the great boreal forest of Canada, Call of the Forest tells the amazing stories behind the history and legacy of these ancient forests while also explaining the science of trees and the irreplaceable roles they play in protecting and feeding the planet.
Publisher: [Place of production not identified] : Treespeak Films Inc., ©2016
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (175 mins) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm
Alternative Title: Forgotten wisdom of trees [dvd]


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This is an amazing documentary. I borrowed the DVD in order to see it a second time, after viewing it at our local library during a movie evening. Dr. Diana Beresford-Kroeger is a scientist (botanist and biochemist), surgeon, and passionate lover and defender of all things arboreal. This film has her travelling around Canada (with a sad aerial view of Alberta's toxic tar sands), and to Japan, the USA, Germany, and her native Ireland. One of the most impressive documentaries on sustainability in nature that I have ever seen. DB-K's books are good, too.

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