Discover the life of trees through science, folklore, history and art – every day of the year.
Immerse yourself in the world of trees with A Tree A Day – packed with tree facts and richly illustrated throughout with photographs and art. Nature writer Amy-Jane Beer takes us on a tour around the world's woodlands to tell the stories of a variety of trees, from mysterious ginkos to historical oaks.
Anyone who has sat in the dappled shade of a mighty oak or wandered in the blaze of a deciduous woodland in autumn cannot fail to appreciate the wonder of our trees and forests. Each of the 366 entries in this beautiful book – one for every day of the year – reveals some of the fascinating science, natural history or folklore of our great and gracious green neighbours, the history made beneath their branches, or the creativity they inspire.
From the awesome Californian redwoods, titans of the tree world, to tiny but exquisite bonsai, and from the fantastically irritable sentinel willow of Harry Potter fame to the Japanese springtime tradition of hanami (blossom viewing) – this captivating collection showcases remarkable individuals and explores some of the ways trees support life on Earth as we know it.
Celebrating one of the longest-living lifeforms on earth, A Tree A Day is forest bathing in book form and a wonder for nature lovers and tree enthusiasts alike.
Amy-Jane Beer is a writer and educator on science. Author of Cool Nature, also in the Cool series, she has also authored, co-authored and ghostwritten several dozen other books on natural history, and contributes regularly to BBC Wildlife magazine and the Yorkshire Post. She lives in North Yorkshire.