Talkin' Trees

When Americans headed to California for the Gold Rush, they sought to remake the Golden State into their own version of paradise – which included lots and lots of trees. Some expanded the redwood forests in the north while others lead to fires in the south. This hour, we’ll talk about the long-term effects of man’s interjection into nature with Jared Farmer, author of Trees in Paradise: A California History. Farmer is in town to accept the Hiett Prize from the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture.