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The Nature of Oaks

The Rich Ecology of Our Most Essential Native Trees

By Douglas W. Tallamy

With Bringing Nature Home, Doug Tallamy changed the conversation about gardening in America. His second book, the New York Times bestseller Nature’s Best Hope, urged homeowners to take conservation into their own hands. Now, he is turning his advocacy to one of the most important species of the plant kingdom—oak trees.
Oaks sustain a complex and fascinating web of wildlife that encompasses insects, birds, and mammals. The Nature of Oaks reveals what is going on in oak trees month by month, highlighting the seasonal cycle of life, death, and renewal. From woodpeckers who collect and store hundreds of acorns for sustenance to the beauty of jewel caterpillars, Tallamy illuminates and celebrates the wonders that occur right in our own backyards. He also shares practical advice about how to plant and care for an oak, and information about the best oak species for your area.
The Nature of Oaks will inspire readers everywhere to treasure these trees and to act to nurture and protect them.


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March 30, 2021