Magical Trees

 By Diana Beresford-Kroeger from Seed.

"Combine these two archetypes and you get an unusual hybrid organism, a self-described “renegade scientist.” Beresford-Kroeger, a native of Ireland, melds aboriginal healing, Western medicine, and botany in her lectures and writings about trees and sustainability. In books such as Arboretum America and A Garden for Life, she has advanced what she terms a “Bioplan”—reforesting cities and rural areas with trees of all types, according to their nutritional, medicinal, environmental, and spiritual properties. Though veering too far from what some would consider mainstream science, Beresford-Kroeger’s views are nonetheless drawing attention from scientists who are increasingly warming to holistic, systems-oriented approaches."

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