What if Trees Could Walk?

Think for a minute: what if one of the Virginia pines that dangle from Piney Point could take off? Would it still hang around that iconic overlook? If not, where would it go?

This and other questions were the stuff of Dr. George Ramseur’s teaching method — provocative queries posed to get his students thinking. Sewanee botany professor for years, George was plant mentor to decades of college students. I should know — I was one of those students.

This book, inspired by George and his engaging teaching style, is  copiously illustrated, including this portrait of Dr. Ramseur and several other drawings by Kathryn Ramseur-Riley. It is available at the Sewanee Bookstore and on amazon.com. All book sales will benefit the Sewanee Herbarium.

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