200 Years Of California History From A Tree’s Perspective Chris Remington Monday, September 25, 2017 | Sacramento, CA Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. Melina Watts / Courtesy Can trees really communicate with each other or with other plants? Melina Sempill Watts’ debut novel Tree tells over 200 years of history in California’s Santa Monica Mountains from the perspective of a California Live Oak. The book explores complex issues of mortality, relationships and ecology as the tree takes on a human perspective. Melina joins Insight ahead of her conversation at Face in a Book in El Dorado Hills this Friday.