TreeSpirit REALITY TV SHOW teaser. The first reality TV show with an URGENT ENVIRONMENTAL message, and a big heart. A project under consideration. The episodic story of TreeSpirit Project’s daring environmental art, and its photographer-activist founder Jack Gescheidt — as an episodic reality (documentary) TV show. Each week Jack travels to a different tree or forest hotspot to make unique images of humans communing vulnerably with trees in order to protect them. An original brand of environmental activism delivering the message to care more for our planet’s beloved trees and forests. VIDEO by Cognitive Production & Development.
TreeSpirit’s courageous nature-loving participants earn TV attention standing up to protect trees and forests all over:
• ABC-TV news covers the story at Richardson Grove State Park where 1,000-year-old redwood trees are threatened by a proposed highway widening project, Humboldt County, CA. Producer Jennifer Olney. September, 2011
• ABC4 TV, Charleston, SC, reporter Valencia Wicker interviews Jack after the Angel Oak Tree photo (“Angels”). May, 2011
NBC5 TV news, Charleston, SC, reporter Deja Knight interviews Jack after the Angel Oak Tree photograph (“Angels”). May, 2011
The Post & Courier, Charleston, SC. Sarah Bates documents TreeSpirit at the ancient Angel Oak Tree of Johns Island, SC. Threatened by a development project that would cut down 40 acres of surrounding forest and fill in a wetlands, bold volunteers risked arrest with Jack to save this woodlands from destruction. May, 2011
NBC-TV & ABC-TV, SF Bay Area, CA. Over 75 participants joined Jack to support tree sitters who lived 2 years in The Memorial Oak Grove of Berkeley, CA. This last stand of native coast live oaks on the flatlands of Berkeley was slated for destruction—so a gymnasium could be built atop the active Hayward earthquake fault. March 2007
KRON-4 TV Feature Story, San Francisco, CA. Jack and The TreeSpirit Project’s roots in the San Francisco Bay Area, 2005
NBC 11 TV News Feature, San Francisco Bay Area, CA. Jack is interviewed before his TreeSpirit photograph in The Memorial Oak Grove in Berkeley, CA by reporter Jodi Hernandez. March 2007
In-depth interview with Jack about TreeSpirit, for photography fans, by Fstoppers.com. November 2011
Jack Gescheidt, “RAW Artist” interview, 2014:
TV INTERVIEW with JACK on nude cruising: Australia’s “Weekend Sunrise” Co-hosts Monique Wright & Andrew O’Keefe. (Mouse over image above, click arrow at bottom left.) May, 2015
ABC-7 TV News Feature, SF Bay Area, CA. Jack is asked about downed trees in his wooded San Francisco Bay Area neighborhood by reporter Wayne Freedman. Dec 2015:
Jack’s “No Stumps Speech” Jack’s reaction to a big, old tree falling in his northern California forested backyard. Filmed & edited by Ray Madgrial.
ABC-TV NEWS story: Jack comments on the needless slaughter of beloved, 70-year-old neighborhood friends — 100-foot-tall redwood trees — in Santa Rosa, CA.
“Progress” and “improvements” must no longer mean cutting down healthy, mature, carbon-sequestering, O2-producing, shade-making, animal habitat-creating trees. Treating trees as worthless, replaceable objects, as done here, is one big reason we’re in the ecological jam — global warming — that we’re in. Reported by Wayne Freedman. FEB 18, 2016.