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Man of the Trees Television (Full Length) – 1981 Documentary

Man of the Trees

Television (Full Length) – 1981 Documentary

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A Leon Narbey-directed documentary about English conservationist Richard St Barbe Baker. 'St Barbe' (here aged 92) is interviewed at a South Island station where he presciently warns of desertification and laments the earth being "skinned alive". The visionary tree-planting advocate founded the organisation Men of the Trees (now the International Tree Foundation) to promote reforestation and protect trees, from 5000-year-old bristlecone pines to giant kauri. The film includes the inspiring St Barbe's tree-hugging exercise regime: two minutes morning and night.

Produced by

Leon Narbey Productions

Acknowledgements

Produced by Leon Narbey Productions with the assistance of BCNZ.

Music

Music by Jan Preston