Based on the model developed for In Praise of Fertile Land, Whit will work with civic and private conservation organizations and the public to create an anthology of literary work which inspires awareness, appreciation and protection of urban trees and our remaining forest lands.
The written word holds a particular power to communicate both intimately and forcefully to individuals, young and old, of diverse backgrounds and literacy levels, key environmental issues vital to our region. This project will seize upon the region’s dedicated reading audience in order to educate and empower our love for our arboral neighbors, and the critical role they play in the region’s history and quality of life.
Whit Press will create The Trees Project in support of local, grassroots nonprofit community organizations which identify and protect threatened trees and forests, locally, regionally and interationally. Whit Press will identify nonprofit project partners with a demonstrated capacity to directly support the critical work of preserving trees and arboreal habitat in the Northwest.