Books by Richard St. Barbe Baker

I believe in the Oneness of Mankind and all living things and the interdependence of each and all


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University of Saskatchewan, University Archives & Special Collections, Richard St. Barbe Baker fonds, MG 71.

A listing of published books written by Richard St. Barbe Baker. This list does not include the unpublished books held on file at the University of Saskatchewan Library, Archives and Special Collections Room, Murray Building.

There is a personal warmth in all the books that he wrote, in his speeches, and public appearances and it is felt that we knew him in a sort of personal way, as if we had shaken hands with him, and heard his voice; and we always have a feeling that he is addressing us in our own person.

Friends frequently refer to the intensity of his passionate affection for acquaintances and those he met, and of the full and free expression he gave it. In his speech before audiences and in writings, how fearfully strong are all his feelings and affections! It is indeed a deep satisfaction to hope and believe that the works of Richard St. Barbe Baker will be, a help to the cause of the earth, of humanity, especially as it relates to sustaining the environment and mankind by the planting of trees, and protecting trees everywhere.

Indeed, the personality of St. Barbe seems to have produced a very marked effect upon all the great men and women with whom he came in contact. St Barbe’s regard for those he had the pleasure of meeting was very great, and within his correspondence there is not one but rather many letters where he sends a kindly and a warm greeting. There is, of course, a great deal of mutual admiration of each other’s work, very genuine, ever pleasant to hear about. When reading St. Barbe’s reminiscences, and writings a picture of what sort of man St. Barbe really is becomes evident, and but much that will add to the kindly impression which St Barbe has made upon others

“I believe in the Oneness of Mankind and all living things and the interdependence of each and all.”~ Richard St. Barbe Baker

  • Men of the Trees: In the Mahogany Forests of Kenya and Nigeria, 1931
  • Men of the Trees in the Mahogany Forests of Kenya and Nigeria 1931
  • Among the Trees, (men of the Trees) 1935
  • The Men of the Trees 1936 Article The Baha’I World.
  • Trees 1940
  • Among the Trees Vol. ii 1941
  • I planted Trees 1944
  • Boy’s Own Paper – January 1945 Richard St. Barbe Baker “Froestry as a career” 1945
  • Trees: a book of the seasons 1948
  • Green Glory -the forests of the World 1949
  • Tambours Africains 1949
  • Famous Trees 1952
  • Sahara Challenge 1954
  • Kabongo: The Story of a Kikuyu Chief. 1955
  • Land of Tané, the threat of erosion 1956
  • Sahara Conquest 1956
  • Dance of the Trees, The Adventures of a Forester 1956
  • Kamiti: A forester’s dream 1958
  • Horse Sense; Horses in War and Peace 1962
  • Famous Trees of New Zealand 1965
  • Farmous Trees of New Zealand 1965
  • Trees: Jornal of the Men of the Trees 1968
  • World Reclamation 1972 ‘The Mondcivitan’ Spring
  • Famous trees of Bible Lands 1974
  • Richard St. Barbe Baker Remembers Men of the Trees – Diamond Jubilee”. 1983 Trees Sixty Years Towards the Future magazine
  • Man of the Trees: Selected Writings of Richard St. Barbe Baker 1989
  • Richard St. Barbe Baker, man of the trees : a centenary tribute. 1989 ISBN 8190006126
  • Richard St. Barbe Baker 1889-1982; A Keepsake Book For All Ages and Generations 1989
  • Man of the Trees: Selected Writings of Richard St. Barbe Baker 1993
  • Men of the Trees 2011
  • Men of the Trees – Scholar’s Choice Edition 2015
  • Africa Drums 1942, 1951, 1954
  • The Redwoods 1943, 1959
  • My Life, My Trees 1970, 1981
  • The Brotherhood of the Trees
  • Trees, a book of the seasons 1941
  • Trees, a reader’s guide 1948
  • The True Book About Trees 1965
  • Magic in the Woods 1935
  • Why I am a Vegetarian 1957

There are many who could appreciate the remarkable stores of information he possessed, and the lucidity with which he could deal them forth,  It is hoped you enjoy this listing of books written by St. Barbe.

“Besides water, trees provide pure air. They are the great filtering machines for the human organism. They improve and transform the air in a way which is most favorable and most acceptable to the lungs of man.”…. “According to ancient mythology, trees were the first living things on earth. This is borne out by scientific reasoning which shows that it is through them that the air we breathe can give life to humanity. Through countless ages trees have been drawing carbonic acid gas from the atmosphere, absorbing and incorporating the carbon, assimilating it; then when they die, bequeathing to soil their carboniferous remains. The consequence has been that eventually the atmospheric oxygen was left sufficiently pure for the requirements of birds and mammals which have replaced the flying reptiles and monstrous amphibians that were able to endure the heavy air of primeval swamps and jungles.” ~Richard St. Barbe Bkaer– from Trees and Life Selected wirtings of Richard St. Barbe Baker


For directions as to how to drive to “George Genereux” Urban Regional Park

For directions on how to drive to Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area

For more information:

Blairmore Sector Plan Report; planning for the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area,  George Genereux Urban Regional Park and West Swale and areas around them inside of Saskatoon city limits

P4G Saskatoon North Partnership for Growth The P4G consists of the Cities of Saskatoon, Warman, and Martensville, the Town of Osler and the Rural Municipality of Corman Park; planning for areas around the afforestation area and West Swale outside of Saskatoon city limits

Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada north of Cedar Villa Road, within city limits, in the furthest south west area of the city. 52° 06′ 106° 45′
Part SE 23-36-6 – Afforestation Area – 241 Township Road 362-A
Part SE 23-36-6 – SW Off-Leash Recreation Area (Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area ) – 355 Township Road 362-A
S ½ 22-36-6 Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area (West of SW OLRA) – 467 Township Road 362-A
NE 21-36-6 “George Genereux” Afforestation Area – 133 Range Road 3063
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What was Richard St. Barbe Baker’s mission, that he imparted to the Watu Wa Miti, the very first forest scouts or forest guides?  To protect the native forest, plant ten native trees each year, and take care of trees everywhere.

“We stand in awe and wonder at the beauty of a single tree. Tall and graceful it stands, yet robust and sinewy with spreading arms decked with foliage that changes through the seasons, hour by hour, moment by moment as shadows pass or sunshine dapples the leaves. How much more deeply are we moved as we begin to appreciate the combined operations of the assembly of trees we call a forest.”~Richard St. Barbe Baker



“St. Barbe’s unique capacity to pass on his enthusiasm to others. . . Many foresters all over the world found their vocations as a result of hearing ‘The Man of the Trees’ speak. I certainly did, but his impact has been much wider than that. Through his global lecture tours, St. Barbe has made millions of people aware of the importance of trees and forests to our planet.” Allan Grainger

“The science of forestry arose from the recognition of a universal need. It embodies the spirit of service to mankind in attempting to provide a means of supplying forever a necessity of life and, in addition, ministering to man’s aesthetic tastes and recreational interests. Besides, the spiritual side of human nature needs the refreshing inspiration which comes from trees and woodlands. If a nation saves its trees, the trees will save the nation. And nations as well as tribes may be brought together in this great movement, based on the ideal of beautifying the world by the cultivation of one of God’s loveliest creatures – the tree.” ~ Richard St. Barbe Baker.



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This website is about the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area - an urban regional park of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The hosts are the stewards of the afforestation area. The afforestation area received its name in honour of the great humanitarian, Richard St. Barbe Baker. Richard St. Barbe Baker (9 October 1889 – 9 June 1982) was an English forester, environmental activist and author, who contributed greatly to worldwide reforestation efforts. As a leader, he founded an organization, Men of the Trees, still active today, whose many chapters carry out reforestation internationally. {Wikipedia} Email is StBarbeBaker AT to reach the Stewards of the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area

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