You, Me, & the Trees

4 films in this block (61 minutes)

You, Me, & the Trees

Trees = Life! So, let’s celebrate them. “Straight U.P.” shows how one local business is helping its residents tree problems in unique ways. “The Tree Prophet” features a Michigander using cloning to save the world’s largest trees, while “The Trees Around You” looks to conservation on Vancouver Island. Lastly, “Dead River Community Forest” features our very own neck of the woods.


The Films

The Tree Prophet

  • Year 2016
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 29 min
  • Director Tucker Marder

A poor and uneducated nurseryman from Northern Michigan is sent back from heaven with the mission to save the world from global warming by cloning the world’s oldest and largest trees.

Straight U.P.

  • Year 2018
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 7 min
  • Director Brandon Snyder

“Straight U.P.” is a look into the everyday life of tree climbing professionals here in Marquette, MI.

The Trees Around You

  • Year 2017
  • Country Canada & USA
  • Runtime 23 min
  • Director Jacob Wise

Vancouver Island is home to some of the largest areas of old-growth forests on the planet. This is the story of ancient, biodiverse forests and the indigenous people who live among them, a system being mismanaged closer and closer to extinction.

Dead River Community Forest

  • Year 2018
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 2 min
  • Director Dietrich Ludwig

The Upper Peninsula Land Conservancy is in the process of raising money to acquisition the a 181 acre property along the Dead River to serve as a accessible community resource for multi-use recreation and environmental education. While UPLC will own the land, the resources on the land and management decisions which affect land will be based around what will bring the most benefit to the community. The Dead River Community Forest will protect 3.5 miles of riparian corridor along the Dead River and provide innumerable benefits to the region.