How Oakland is Bringing the Iconic Children’s Book ‘The Giving Tree’


Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree” is a classic that has been enjoyed by children for more than 50 years. In Oakland, California, arborists took down a tree’s rotting trunk and broken branches and carved a seat. Inscribed on the trunk is the book’s final passage in black sharpie. The image this month went viral.

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