Today I was alerted to an NPR/National Geographic story on the tallest trees in the world, specifically redwoods. The photos are amazing. Moments later Facebook showed me a video on the connection between forest loss/forest degradation and global warming.
I found this “coincidence” interesting because I was recently inspired to write a song based on the non-fiction book The Wild Trees by Richard Preston. There was no way to compress all the fascinating stories, people and emotions from the book into a 3-4 minute song. So for my song, I picked a specific thread that moved me – how adventuring scientists unexpectedly found silence, beauty, peace and a deep sense of spirituality high in the canopy.
Read the story and see the photos, maps, timeline at NPR/Nat Geo.
Hear our song by clicking on Reaching for the Sun in the music player to the right of this page.