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The mythology of tree planting

EatingDirt-cover.jpgIt's something hundreds of Canadian university students do every summer, and something most of them spend their rest of their lives romanticizing.

Tree planting is grueling work, sometimes painfully boring, and extremely solitary.

It's also a rite of passage for a lot of young people, and that's why Charlotte Gill decided to write a book about it.

Eating Dirt: Deep Forests, Big Timber and Life with the Tree Planting Tribe has been nominated for the Charles Taylor award for literary non fiction.

Click on the link below to hear Charlotte speak with Dave about the book, and about her many years of tree planting.

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