By: Fred Hageneder
224 pages, colour photos
The Meaning of Trees celebrates the lore and spirit, as well as the botany and history of trees. 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.
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