Beech, birch, ash, sycamore, oak.
Maple, mango, hawthorn, cherry.
Scots pine and Japanese cedar . . .
The company of trees is different from that of any other living thing.
This is a story of the humans who love trees.
From tree sitters to nature lawyers, from climbers to climate strikers, from planters to pruners, from forest therapists to trauma survivors, from city gardeners to rewilders. These are voices of passion, sorrow, anger, nurture, solace and wonder. Around a quarter of the stories featured will be from well-known figures such as Chris Packham, Judi Dench, David Attenborough and Jon Snow.
Trees are our past and our present our future, too. For the Love of Trees is about why trees matter and what we owe them. It s about our humanity, our devotion and our sheer awe.
Vicky Allan is an award-winning journalist and author. A staff writer for the Herald on Sunday, her work has also appeared in The Times, Daily Express, Vogue, GQ, Guardian and Scotland on Sunday. She has won awards for her travel-writing, features writing and for her articles campaigning against violence against women. Her novel Stray is currently being adapted as a feature film and the autumn also sees the publication of Still Hot, her collaboration with presenter Kaye Adams, about the menopause. She has always loved the outdoors and wild places.
Anna Deacon has worked as a photographer for over a decade, following a career in the music industry. Her photographic and written work has been published in many national magazines and newspapers including The Guardian, The Scotsman and Glamour. She loves to explore and photograph the outdoors and is currently working on a travel book for Wild Guide Publishing to be published in 2021.
For The Love Of Trees is Vicky and Anna's second collaboration, Taking The Plunge, which came out of the love of wild swimming they share, was published in November 2019.