The Meaning of Trees

The Meaning of Trees

Botany, History, Healing, Lore

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The Friend of Trees' chairman, who is working to save the endangered yew in the UK, explores what trees have meant to humans in practical and symbolic terms throughout history. Tree profiles from acacia to yew feature botanical and sociocultural information and color photos. Printed on paper aptly produced from managed sustainable forests, the book includes a botanical glossary and notes on trees' roles in traditional medicine. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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The tree is beloved as Mother Nature's visible symbol of power and grace. The Meaning of Trees is a beautiful celebration of their lore and spirit, botany and history. Genera from aspen to willow are captured in 70 dramatic photographs that illustrate their brilliant seasonal transformations. Featuring 50 different types of tree, this informative compendium describes each by way of botanical qualities; medicinal uses for their leaves, bark, and wood; cultural symbolism; magical associations; and so much more. Fascinating facts abound: the Druids believed that only the wood of the yew tree was fit to make wands; a Ukrainian tonic of birch leaves contains the same healing properties as aspirin. A visually stunning and engaging guide, The Meaning of Trees is a fitting tribute to this most majestic of natural wonders.

Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2005
ISBN: 9780811848237
081184823X
9780811848985
0811848981
Characteristics: 224 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm

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TheMadTabby
Sep 12, 2013

Enjoyed the information on the different types of trees. I only wish they had included growing zones, but I guess you can look that information up.

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