Trees, People, and Interconnection: We're All Made From Relationship | David Haskell | TEDxNashville

A street tree in Manhattan shows us that human lives are intimately connected to trees. What is true for a single city tree is also true for the life-giving but threatened bond between people and forests worldwide. David Haskell’s work integrates scientific, literary, and contemplative studies of nature. His first book, "The Forest Unseen," was a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction and received numerous honors including the National Academies’ Best Book Award. Haskell’s latest book, "The Songs of Trees," examines biological networks through the lives of a dozen trees around the world. The book was the winner of the 2018 John Burroughs Medal, named one of the Best Science Books of 2017 by NPR’s Science Friday, among other honors. Haskell is a Guggenheim Fellow and a Professor at the University of the South in Sewanee, TN, where his classes have received national attention for combining action in the community with contemplative practice. Website: Twitter: @DGHaskell Facebook: Instagram: This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at