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As a young man, Steve Radosevich learned to prune trees by watching his grandfather. Working in the apple orchards of the struggling family farm, he saw that "every cut was a decision, conscious and deliberate, about the health of the trees and their coming crops." In Good Wood, Radosevich examines the choices, conscious and unconscious, we make in life and how those choices affect the health of people and places. Good Wood is a clear-eyed, finely hewed collection of personal essays on farming, forestry, and family in the Pacific Northwest. Radosevich draws on his experiences on two farms--the "homeplace," a family farm in Washington's Yakima Valley, and Kla-Kla-nee, his small vineyard in Oregon's Willamette Valley. Radosevich is also a professor of forestry, and his commitment to sustainable forestry informs his writings. His book seamlessly combines recollections of tending smudge pots on freezing spring nights east of the Cascades with discussions of the biological and ethical issues surrounding clearcuts in the Oregon Coast Range. His family's history on the land and his three-decade involvement in debates over natural resource use in the region provide Radosevich with a context for exploring a wide range of issues, from the flooding of Native fishing grounds at Celilo Falls and the fate of Columbia River salmon to salvage logging, soil erosion, and mad cow disease. "All these losses," writes Radosevich, "have been decisions too, made consciously I think, but with less deliberation than the forethought of a farmer pruning his orchard." As keeper of the old family orchard and tender of a new family farm, Radosevich reveals in these stories his deliberate choices and his hopes for theworld of his children and grandchildren.

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Radosevich (forest science, Oregon State U.) describes how his love for trees, family, and rural life grew, and how from his early perceptions his ideas grew about personal responsibility, care and making choices that involve others. From his conversations with beloved family and friends to encounters with knowledgeable strangers and people who have long lived in the forests and fields, Radosevich recounts the wisdom he has found in knowing when and where to prune, and when and where to live lush and unfettered. The result is a sensitive and telling collection of personal observations and learning, written in a style as elegant and uncluttered as a good tree, standing in a good forest, rooted in good earth.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Radosevich (forest science, Oregon State U.) describes how his love for trees, family, and rural life grew, and how from his early perceptions his ideas grew about personal responsibility, care and making choices that involve others. From his conversations with beloved family and friends to encounters with knowledgeable strangers and people who have long lived in the forests and fields, Radosevich recounts the wisdom he has found in knowing when and where to prune, and when and where to live lush and unfettered. The result is a sensitive and telling collection of personal observations and learning, written in a style as elegant and uncluttered as a good tree, standing in a good forest, rooted in good earth. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780870711152
Author:
Radosevich, Steven R
Publisher:
Oregon State University Press
Author:
Radosevich, Steven R.
Author:
Radosevich, Steven L.
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Farm life
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - Endangered Species
Subject:
Agriculture - General
Subject:
Farm life -- Washington (State)
Subject:
Farm life - Oregon - Willamette River Valley
Subject:
Biology-Reference
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20060531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
136
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.6 x 0.8 in

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