How refreshing to look at a mega city like New York thru its trees. That is the work of photographer / writer / former park employee Benjamin Swett with his new book New York City of Trees (available on Amazon here). It chronicles the lives of many New York’s oldest residents. “Little has been said about the important role of trees as storehouses of a city’s past”.
I find it moving because nature and New York City are not obvious best friends. Think of all those roots needing to dig so deep under the concrete. This book trains our eyes into looking at the city differently. Its observations are sometimes sad, as when B. Swett noticed his favourite tree replaced by a crane. No real surprises there unfortunately.