Axe-in-Hand

Leopold and tree

In this essay from the “November” section of A Sand County Almanac, a reflective Leopold is at his most philosophical. One is reminded of Thoreau hoeing his beans in Walden as Leopold describes the decision process that lies behind which tree to keep and which to fell ā€” or is it a tree at all?

Read “Axe-in-Hand” in A Sand County Almanac



Categories: This Land -- Abbey, Carson, and Leopold

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3 replies

  1. I have just read January. I am impressed with how wonderful he made a January winter sound. I remind myself of that when facing January weather.
    His recitation of diminishing species was sad.

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