The Australian and New Zealand Environmental History Network is proud to announce the publication of a collection of essays to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the birth of John Evelyn on 31 October 1620. Evelyn was a famed English writer and gardener, author of Sylva, the first modern book on forestry.
Edited by John Dargavel, one of the world’s foremost forest historians, and Ben Wilkie, a specialist in Australia’s colonial and environmental history, the collection includes 13 essays on a range of subjects, including Evelyn’s Sylva, and forests, trees, and forestry in Australia, New Zealand, and other parts of the globe.
I. Evelyn and Sylva
- John Dargavel – A Salute to John Evelyn
- Gabriel Hemery – The Future Sylva
- Michael Roche – John Evelyn’s Sylva in New Zealand
4. Sybil Jack – Evelyn’s Garden of Paradise
5. André Brett – ‘Some of the Choicest Specimens of Plant Life’: Tree-Planting by Government Railways in Australasia pre-WWI
6. Alison Miller – Death of a Tree, Life of a Tree
7. Ben Wilkie – The Deforestation and Reforestation of Victorian Volcanoes
8. David Freudenberger and Ian Rayner – Replanting Woodlands in Australia – A Volunteer Rich Process
9. Libby Robin – On the Verge of Isolation
10. Fiona Firth – Trees on Farms: Tree-planters in the Bega Valley
IV. Plantations and Policy
11. John Taylor and Jane Lennon – Sylva Anew: A Discourse of Forest-Trees and the Propagation of Timber in the Bottle Creek Estate
12. Anton Sveding – ‘Plant trees and grow money’: Promoting Farm Forestry in New Zealand in the 1920s
13. John Dargavel – Are Plantations the Answer?