Between Earth and Sky

Dec 30, 2014

Whether you are sitting at your desk, in the kitchen, or walking down the street, you’re likely near something that came from a tree. But biologist and world-renowned tree expert Nalini Nakarni says that our relationship with trees goes much deeper than the resources they provide. From spirituality and recreation to medicine and the arts, trees play many roles in our lives. Tuesday, Nakarni joins Doug to discuss what trees can teach us about our place in the world. (Rebroadcast)

Dr. Nalini Nadkarni teaches biology at the University of Utah. She also works with the University's Center for Science and Mathematics Education (CSME). Her book is called Between Earth and Sky: Our Intimate Connections to Tree [Indiebound|Amazon] Watch the VideoWest short film Climbing a Tree with Dr. Nadkarni