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Thoreau and the Language of Trees$
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Richard Higgins and Robert D. Richardson

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780520294042

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520294042.001.0001

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Boxborough’s Ancient Oaks

Boxborough’s Ancient Oaks

(p.156) Boxborough’s Ancient Oaks
Thoreau and the Language of Trees

Richard Higgins

Richard Higgins

University of California Press

This wood is some one and three quarters miles from West Acton, whither we went by railroad. It is in the east part of Boxboro, on both sides of the Harvard Turnpike. … The old oak wood, as we saw from the bare hill at the south end, extends a great deal further west and northwest, as well as north, than we went, and must be at least a mile and a half from north to south by a mile to a mile and a quarter ...

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