A passionate and informative celebration of trees and of man's ingenuity in exploiting their resources: the perfect gift for anyone who cares about the natural world. Trees are marvels of nature, still-standing giants of extraordinary longevity. In a beautifully written sequence of essays, anecdotes and profiles of Britain's best-loved species (from yew to scots pine), Max Adams explores both the amazing biology of trees and humanity's relationship with wood and forest across the centuries. Embellished with images from John Evelyn's classic Sylva (1664), The Wisdom of Trees is a gift book that will delight anyone who cares about the natural world and our interaction with it.
Max Adams is the author of Admiral Collingwood, The Prometheans and The King in the North. A teacher of woodland and tree histories, he manages an area of woodland in County Durham.