Listening to Trees
– Lâle Davidson, Guest Speaker
It is easy to see why we love trees. We look like them, they feed and shelter us, and according to the 3000-year-old Scandinavian Poetic Edda, Yggdrasil, the world tree, stands at the center of the universe. Recent science shows they do, indeed, talk in a variety of ways. What are they telling us, how can we hear them, and how do we harness joy to combat the climate emergency?
A writer and teacher of writing for 26 years at SUNY Adirondack, Lâle Davidson has published her essays and fiction in a variety of places. About a year ago, after decades of trying to publish her novel, she finally gave in to the voice that insisted climate activism was more important. Since then, she has been active in many environmental groups. As fate would have it, her novel, Blue Woman Burning was recently accepted for publication by Running Wild Press.