The Meaning of Trees: Botany - History - Healing - Lore

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Chronicle Books, 2005 - Gardening - 224 pages
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.
 

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Awesome book filled with gorgeous pictures! There is good lore also illustrated and explained in this novel. Read full review

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Considering trees with dignity, Mr. Hagender enlightens us with all manner of information, from the botanical to the mythology: a reference with no competition I know. And the photos are marvels. Read full review

Contents

COntentS
6
Guide to Early History
11
Maple
20
Horse chestnut
26
Monkeypuzzle
38
Sweet chestnut
48
16
82
Spruce and
142
Botanical glossary
225
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Fred Hageneder is chairman of the tree protection organization The Friends of the Trees and a leading figure in the campaign to save the endangered yew trees in his native United Kingdom.

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