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With this astonishing collection of tree portraits, Thomas Pakenham has produced a new kind of tree book. The arrangement owes nothing to conventional botany. The trees are grouped according to their characteristics: Natives, Travellers, Shrines, Fantasies and Survivors. Roughly half consist of ancient native trees; half are exotic newcomers from Europe, the East and North America. Of the Natives, most are huge and some are immeasurably old. The great yew at Selborne, blown down in the 1990 hurricane, but still clinging to life is believed to be centuries older than the Christian church built beside it in the thirteenth century. Common to all these trees is their power to inspire awe and wonder. Meetings with Remarkable Trees is a lovingly researched audio experience, each tree is featured in a beautifully illustrated full-colour inlay.
The perfect gift for a tree lover or gardener or artist or hiker, almost anyone. So beatiful and romantic. Filled with increadible photos of unbelievable trees. And the text is written by someone very obviously adoring of trees. A fabulous, fabulous, fabulous book. A great pressie.