So, the classmate that was giggling over the German trees with me sent me a delightful email last night...
One of the editors was a professor of hers from last semester.
I can't help but think that those trees that are off-standard (or, you know, the yellow trees) are about to be sent off to the place that bad trees go.
I'm actually tempted to pick up How Green Were the Nazis? It seems like it would be an interesting read, and I'd be curious about the sources used. I'm also curious because it's edited, which leads me to believe it's a series of articles.
As for me, I'm in desperate need of doing some research and getting notes sorted for my plethora of papers that are coming up in short order.