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Urban Forest Photographer Offers Arbor Day Giveaway - PPA Today

Urban Forest Photographer Offers Arbor Day Giveaway

From Corvallis, Oregon, comes a new, "green" way to help a charity:

With purchase of Urban Forest book, tree lovers support urban forests, and are entered to win a $1200, framed, signed, limited edition photograph.

book pics_01v2.jpgDuring the month of April, in celebration of Arbor Day (April 24), award-winning photographer David Paul Bayles offers an Arbor Day Giveaway of a $1200 signed, framed limited edition photograph from his book, Urban Forest, Images of Trees in a Human Landscape.  Anyone who purchases the book before May 1 is entered into a drawing to win the photograph. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to the non-profit organization TreeLink to plant trees and support urban forests.

Urban Forest, published by Sierra Club in 2003, was acclaimed by numerous respected publications including Los Angeles Times, Sierra, Nature Conservancy and Audubon Magazine. Christian Science Monitor selected it as one of the top seven photography books of 2003.

Renowned photographer John Sexton wrote: "David Bayles' photographs in Urban Forest speak eloquently with a quiet intensity. The book explores the concept that the natural world exists not only in the wilderness, but in our everyday urban surroundings. These thoughtful photographs cause the viewer to pause and consider the delicate balance between human activity and the natural environment."

David Paul Bayles, environmentalist and former logger, has been a professional photographer for 25 years, with photographs in exhibits and collections in the U.S. and Europe. His photographs explore the relationship between people and nature, particularly our connection to trees. In the preface to Urban Forest, he emphasizes the importance of trees in our towns and cities. "Tree-lined streets and garden spaces have been woven into a living fabric that shades and soothes our souls. In a real biological sense, trees are our home. That is the deeper meaning of the urban forest."

Bayles is donating a portion of the sales of Urban Forest and the Arbor Day Giveaway to TreeLink, a non-profit organization dedicated to urban forests across the United States and Canada. TreeLink serves tree professionals such as arborists and urban planners and helps community groups raise funds for their own tree planting projects through TreeLink's funding branch, TreeBank, supporting education and grass roots efforts to restore, plant and care for urban forests.

framed print_04a.jpgTo be entered in the drawing to win the photograph for the Arbor Day Giveaway, a signed copy of Urban Forest or a signed copy of Urban Forest paired with a special edition print from the book, may be purchased by midnight April 30, 2009. Read more about the book and the Arbor Day special, view selected photographs and place an order at http//

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Journalists, newsletter publishers, bloggers and others: You are welcome to reprint this article and send it out to your lists. Please include the contact info for ordering and note that the chance to enter the drawing for the free framed photograph ends April 30, 2009.

Need an image? jpeg images are available by contacting David at

Photos courtesy of David Paul Bayles

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