The Meaning of Trees

The Meaning of Trees

Botany, History, Healing, Lore

Book - 2005
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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.
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2005
ISBN: 9780811848237
081184823X
Branch Call Number: 582.16 Hag 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 224 p. :,col. ill
Additional Contributors: Parker, Edward 1961-
Alternative Title: Trees

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TheMadTabby
Sep 12, 2013

Enjoyed the information on the different types of trees. I only wish they had included growing zones, but I guess you can look that information up.

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