If any industry could use a prominent advocate, it's forestry — because nothing grates on the ears of a forester like hearing someone say they won't buy a book because it'll kill a tree.
And few, if any, fit the role of forestry spokesman-at-large as well as Chuck Leavell, easily the world's most recognized tree farmer.
Leavell's tree plantation occupies 2,900 acres in Georgia. He has written books on woodland management, testified on logging legislation before Congress and likes to quote legendary Wisconsin conservationist Aldo Leopold.
And he has one other noteworthy credential:
He plays keyboards for the Rolling Stones.