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By Fiona Stafford

ISBN-10: 0300207336

ISBN-13: 9780300207330

ISBN-10: 0300228201

ISBN-13: 9780300228205

A lyrical tribute to the range of timber, their actual good looks, their particular features and makes use of, and their ever-evolving meanings

because the beginnings of background timber have served humankind in numerous important methods, yet our courting with bushes has many dimensions past mere practicality. timber are so entwined with human adventure that diversified species have encouraged their very own tales, myths, songs, poems, work, and non secular meanings. a few have accomplished prestige as spiritual, cultural, or nationwide symbols.
during this superbly illustrated quantity Fiona Stafford deals intimate, particular explorations of seventeen universal timber, from ash and apple to pine, oak, cypress, and willow. the writer additionally can pay homage to specific timber, similar to the fabled Ankerwyke Yew, lower than which Henry VIII courted Anne Boleyn, and the surprising cherry timber of Washington, D.C. Stafford discusses useful makes use of of wooden previous and current, tree illnesses and environmental threats, and bushes’ strength contributions towards slowing worldwide weather swap. Brimming with strange subject matters and interesting evidence, this publication celebrates timber and their lengthy, lengthy lives as our inspiring and cherished usual companions.

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