This book began as a ode to the oak trees of Gainesville. The city was so surrounded by these monsterous oaks it looked as if it sat in the lap of a forest. But as the city grew more and more the developers moved in and begain uprooting the trees. There was a hue and cry about saving the trees and keeping Gainesville green among the concerned. I took photos of the mighty oaks as a multi-media project, which I entiled Gainesville Green and repeated throughout the project: Mother Nature made her healthy and clean, but only you and I can keep Gaineville green. Later I learned that "Gainesville Green" also referred to home grown Marijuana.