Dr. Michael Carey will be visiting the TCD Botanical Society to talk about his recent book, “If Trees Could Talk”. You can read a review of the book here.
The talk will be held on Thursday December 16th in the Botany Lecture Theatre, Botany Building, Trinity College Dublin from 7pm – 8pm. Here’s a link to the Facebook event page.

“Carey has a point to make and, with the help of maps, old paintings, and much time digging around in libraries both here and in England, he argues his case as tenaciously as a woodland Richard Dawkins. In a nutshell, he doesn’t swallow the old ideological chestnut which insists that Ireland was always completely covered in forests until our nasty English neighbours came in and cut it all down. “I wanted to find out how much woodland was actually there,” he says. “It has been grossly overstated because of the way we’ve been taught history, and because the experts disagree big-time on it”

It promises to be a great talk!!