Greenwood imagines a world where one stand of Douglas firs are all the trees that remain on Earth

As the world battles a real life dystopia, novels imagining dark futures for the planet continue to emerge. Canadian author Michael Christie’s book Greenwood begins in the near future after something called The Great Withering has taken out the world’s trees. Just one stand of magnificent trees remain, on an island off limits to all but very rich tourists.

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