Planting Nature: Trees and the Manipulation of Environmental Stewardship in America

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Acknowledgments

This book has been quite some time in the making. Most of it has been a pleasure to do, in large part because of the people that I have worked with along the way. In many respects the acknowledgments section is my favorite part; it serves as a record of the many good experiences I have had. To begin, then, I thank many people at the University of Oregon. A number of students have been part of this project, among them Lisa Mody, Kristen Schulyer, and Tony Leiserowitz. Two students in particular, Annie Hommel and Tara Corbett, made enormous contributions and cheerfully waded in where I refused to go. The enthusiasm of my students has buoyed me all along the way. I am also grateful to my comrades in the Department of Geography—Alec Murphy, Andrew Marcus, Bart Bartlein, Cathy Whitlock, Jim Meachem, Lise Nelson, Pat McDowell, Peter Walker, Ron Wixman, and Susan Hardwick, especially those members of the Human Geography Writer's Group who slogged through this book with me chapter by chapter. My work is far better for their time, energy, and dedication. Two other colleagues here, Matthew Dennis and

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Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents viii
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • One - Taking Control of Nature 1
  • Two - Planting Patriotism, Cultivating Institutions 26
  • Three - The National Arbor Day Foundation 48
  • Four - American Forests 68
  • Five - Uncle Sam Plants for You 99
  • Six - The Greatest Good 126
  • Seven - Celebritrees 152
  • Notes 169
  • Bibliography 191
  • Index 201
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