Colleen is an amateur midwife. Rich is a tree-topper. It?s a dangerous job that requires him to scale trees hundreds of feet tall?a job that both his father and grandfather died doing. Colleen and Rich want a better life for their son?and they take steps to assure their future. Rich secretly spends their savings on a swath of ancient redwoods. But when Colleen, grieving the loss of a recent pregnancy and desperate to have a second child, challenges the logging company?s use of the herbicides she believes are responsible for the many miscarriages in the community, Colleen and Rich find themselves on opposite sides of a budding conflict. As tensions in the town rise, they threaten the very thing the Gundersens are trying to protect: their family.