The Tree Collector

treecollectorbigThe Life and Explorations of David Douglas.

David Douglas was one of the most important botanical collectors there has ever been. Thanks to his heroic and often unimaginably arduous explorations of western Canada in the 19th century, our forests and gardens are immeasurably richer. He once walked nearly 10,000 miles between the pacific Coast and Hudson Bay and died at the age of 35 by falling into a wild animal trap in Hawaii.
'Recounted with botanical understanding and human sympathy in this admirable biography .... A highly readable story.)

Times Literary Supplement (OUT OF PRINT AT PRESENT)