Jill Hannum

Jill Hannum attended the University of California at Berkeley, Georga August Universität in Göttingen, Germany, and received her doctorate in Germanistik from Cornell University. She has worked as a freelance writer and editor for over 30 years, with a focus on horticulture, social science, history and public health. She worked with the authors and co-editors of Conifers Around the World in both the United States and Hungary from 2005 until 2012. She lives in the mixed oak woodlands of Northern California's Coast Range, not far inland from an exquisite grove of ancient Sequoia sempervirens.