The Nature of Oaks: The Rich Ecology of Our Most Essential Native Trees

Written by:
Douglas W. Tallamy
Narrated by:
Adam Barr

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
March 2021
4 hours 16 minutes
“With our hearts and minds focused on the stewardship of the only planet we have, the best way to engage in a hopeful future is to plant oaks! Let this book be your inspiration and guide.” —The American Gardener

With Bringing Nature Home, Doug Tallamy changed the conversation about gardening in America. His second book, the New York Times bestseller Nature’s Best Hope, urged homeowners to take conservation into their own hands. Now, he turns his advocacy to one of the most important species of the plant kingdom—the mighty oak tree.
Oaks sustain a complex and fascinating web of wildlife. The Nature of Oaks reveals what is going on in oak trees month by month, highlighting the seasonal cycles of life, death, and renewal. From woodpeckers who collect and store hundreds of acorns for sustenance to the beauty of jewel caterpillars, Tallamy illuminates and celebrates the wonders that occur right in our own backyards. He also shares practical advice about how to plant and care for an oak, along with information about the best oak species for your area. The Nature of Oaks will inspire you to treasure these trees and to act to nurture and protect them.
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James B.

I think the book is based on a great premise, it’s full of information although I don’t think it is aptly titled. About 2/3rds of the book is focused on insects, the authors background. I appreciated the information but had the expectation that a wider range of ecological features of oak trees would be discussed in a little more detail, taking place of some of the insect content.

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Terri Bocz

So much of interest in this book for the casual observer or nature, woodlands, and even your own subdivision ...wherever trees and squirrels and birds live. Thank you for making this broad overview accessible to all lovers of nature, even those who haven't studied biology. Toward the end, the content became quite detailed, so to better appreciate it, I listened in intervals of 20 minutes or so

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