About the author
Robert Vennell lives, breathes and eats the New Zealand forest.
He is the author of The Meaning of Trees, a history of New Zealand’s plants and people. He works as a Collection Manager in the Natural Science department at Auckland Museum – Tamaki Paenga Hira, collecting and preparing specimens for the natural science galleries. His background is in ecology and he has spent many hours wandering through the bush studying wild pigs and their impact on native flora and fauna.