Get a Copy of the
"Tree of Music" Video
The "Tree of Music" video, which was
originally broadcast in 1992 on the US PBS Nature series and was instrumental in
the founding of the ABCP, is available in DVD format from the UK charity, the Television
Trust for the Environment (TVE). The TVE, to which the BBC has granted distribution rights
for the film, offers the video for sale to interenational audiences here.
That Makes Music
A BBC-TV VIDEO
The Mpingo tree is prized by
musicians and woodworkers around the world. The future of the species, however, is under
threat. Overharvesting of the wood and its habitat destruction are causing scientists to
predict that it will soon be a threatened species. In this video, users of the wood, who
consider it irreplaceable, express their apprehension that the precious resource may some
day no longer be available for their use. Michael Gunton's exquisite documentary, the
first of its kind, has brought the problem of Mpingo extinction to world attention.
Included is a profile of the work of Sebastian Chuwa who is sponsoring replanting
campaigns for Mpingo in Tanzania in hopes of insuring its future sustainability. This film
was originally broadcast in 1992 on the US PBS Nature series and was the
inspiration for the founding of the ABCP. (Credit for text and image: TVE website)
African Blackwood Conservation Project
P. O. Box 26 Red Rock, TX 78662 USA
Tree of Music
will not go
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