Bill Logan has spent the last five decades living with trees, as a writer, arborist, and teacher. He is founder and president of Urban Arborists in Brooklyn, NY. His firm cares for the grounds of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and has planned, planted, and cares for numerous landscapes and gardens at historic properties and urban parks. Logan lectures across the country about the relationship between people and trees. He won the True Professional of Arboriculture award from the International Society of Arboriculture and the Senior Scholar award from NY State Arborists. His most recent book, Sprout Lands: Tending the Endless Gift of Trees, was awarded the 2021 John Burroughs Medal for distinguished nature writing. His essay The Things Trees Know was excerpted from Sprout Lands and published in Orion and won the 2020 John Burroughs Nature Essay Award. Logan’s earlier books are Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth, Oak: The Frame of Civilization, and Air: The Restless Shaper of the World.Dirt inspired an award-winning documentary shown at the Sundance Film Festival. Oak was featured on CBS Sunday Morning. Logan has written for the NY Times, Orion, Emergence, Natural History, House Beautiful, House & Garden, and many other publications, winning numerous Quill and Trowel Awards from the Garden Writers of America. He is on faculty at the New York Botanical Garden, and has taught poetry in the NY City schools and nature writing at Sarah Lawrence College.