Up to Date - 6/26/2012|
The Man Who Planted Trees
Once upon a time, among the iconic scenes of the West were mountains covered with green, fragrant pine trees. Nowadays, you’re more likely to see entire forests of brown. That’s because since 1997 more than 41.7 million acres have suffered partial or total death of conifer trees.
Tuesday on Up to Date, Steve Kraske talks with journalist and author Jim Robbins about what is causing this massive destruction of our forests. We’ll also meet David Milarch, the man whose near-death experience set him on the path to save the Champion Trees and reforest lands in America and around the world.