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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 41 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Walks in the Wild: A Guide Through the Forest by Peter Wohlleben
    Walks in the Wild: A Guide Through the Forest - by Peter Wohlleben

    £14.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781846045578 | ISBN 10: 1846045576

    Can you tell the difference between wolf and dog prints? Which trees are best to shelter under a storm?How do you tell a deciduous and coniferous tree apart?   Bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben, lets you in on ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Overstory by Richard Powers
    The Overstory - by Richard Powers

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781784708245 | ISBN 10: 1784708240

    Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.   A monumental novel about trees and people by one of our most 'prodigiously talented' (The New York Times Book Review) novelists.   The Overstory unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables ... more

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  • Cover image of book Botanical Brain Balms: Medicinal Plants for Memory, Mood and Mind by Elaine and Nicolette Perry
    Botanical Brain Balms: Medicinal Plants for Memory, Mood and Mind - by Elaine and Nicolette Perry

    £14.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780993389283 | ISBN 10: 0993389287

    Sage improves memory, turmeric has been shown to be as effective as the conventional antidepressant fluoxetine and the calming credentials of chamomile are beyond dispute. Plant remedies for physical disorders are well documented but this book takes ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Great North Wood by Tim Bird
    The Great North Wood - by Tim Bird

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781910395363 | ISBN 10: 1910395366

    Long ago the whole of Southern England was covered in forest. Over time, this woodland has been gradually cut back, but small patches remain amidst the suburban sprawl of South-East London. A few ancient oaks still stand in gaps between housing estat ... more

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  • Cover image of book Oak and Ash and Thorn: The Ancient Woods and New Forests of Britain by Peter Fiennes
    Oak and Ash and Thorn: The Ancient Woods and New Forests of Britain - by Peter Fiennes

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786073211 | ISBN 10: 1786073218

    Dazzling, passionate nature writing - a celebration of Britain's woods and forests and a rousing call to fight for them.  A Guardian Best Nature Book of the Year.  The magic and mystery of the woods are embedded in culture, from ancient ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Wisdom of Trees: A Miscellany by Max Adams
    The Wisdom of Trees: A Miscellany - by Max Adams

    £10.00   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781788542807 | ISBN 10: 1788542800

    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 longev ... more

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  • Cover image of book Strange Labyrinth: Outlaws, Poets, Mystics, Murderers and a Coward in London
    Strange Labyrinth: Outlaws, Poets, Mystics, Murderers and a Coward in London's Great Forest - by Will Ashon

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781783783458 | ISBN 10: 1783783451

    In litter-strewn Epping Forest on the edge of London, might a writer find that magical moment of transcendence? He will certainly discover filthy graffiti and frightening dogs, as well as world-renowned artists and fading celebrities, robbers, lovers ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fencing Paradise: The Uses and Abuses of Plants by Richard Mabey
    Fencing Paradise: The Uses and Abuses of Plants - by Richard Mabey

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781909513105 | ISBN 10: 1909513105

    From the beginning human beings have made use of plants - to provide food, to build shelters, to trade, or to tell stories about ourselves in which plants have only a minor role. Perhaps enough is enough? Are we starting to believe that the domestica ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Company of Trees: A Year in a Lifetime
    The Company of Trees: A Year in a Lifetime's Quest - by Thomas Pakenham

    £12.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781474606790 | ISBN 10: 1474606792

    Acclaimed historian and bestselling author Thomas Pakenham shares his profound love of trees and reverence for nature, rooted in the family estate of Tullynally in Ireland.   Thomas Pakenham is an indefatigable champion of trees. In The Co ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Wisdom of Trees Oracle by Jane Struthers
    The Wisdom of Trees Oracle - by Jane Struthers

    £14.99   book and cards   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786780881 | ISBN 10: 1786780887

    They have been here long before we arrived on this planet, and will be here long after we are gone. The power and wisdom of trees have been noted by many cultures throughout history, from the image of the World Tree to the symbolism of the Tree of Li ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Tree Climber
    The Tree Climber's Guide - by Jack Cooke

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780008157609 | ISBN 10: 000815760x

    A wonderful cocktail of engaging writing, beautiful illustration and heartfelt appreciation for the natural world. An essential oddity for any book collection.  In this charming, witty and exquisitely illustrated companion, Jack Cooke explores th ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Gardener
    The Gardener's Companion to Medicinal Plants: An A-Z of Healing Plants and Home Remedies - by Monique S.J. Simmonds, Melanie-Jayne Howes and Jason Irving

    £14.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780711238107 | ISBN 10: 0711238103

    The Gardener's Companion to Medicinal Plants is a beautifully illustrated giftable gardening reference book, which combines exquisite botanical illustrations with practical self-help projects. Every day sees a discovery in the press about the new use ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Long, Long Life of Trees by Fiona Stafford
    The Long, Long Life of Trees - by Fiona Stafford

    £10.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780300228205 | ISBN 10: 0300228201

    A lyrical tribute to the diversity of trees, their physical beauty, their special characteristics and uses, and their ever-evolving meanings   Since the beginnings of history trees have served humankind in countless useful ways, but our relati ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Emerald Planet: How Plants Changed Earth
    The Emerald Planet: How Plants Changed Earth's History - by David Beerling

    £10.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780198798323 | ISBN 10: 0198798326

    Plants have profoundly moulded the Earth's climate and the evolutionary trajectory of life. Far from being 'silent witnesses to the passage of time', plants are dynamic components of our world, shaping the environment throughout history as much as th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Why Willows Weep: Contemporary Tales from the Woods by Tracy Chevalier (Editor)
    Why Willows Weep: Contemporary Tales from the Woods - by Tracy Chevalier (Editor)

    £10.95   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781908041326 | ISBN 10: 1908041323

    A charming collection of stories and fables inspired by Britain's nineteen species of native trees, written by nineteen of Britain's leading authors.  Why Willows Weep is edited by Tracy Chevalier, bestselling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring, an ... more

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  • Cover image of book Be More Tree: A Journey of Wisdom, Symbols, Healing and Renewal by Alice Peck
    Be More Tree: A Journey of Wisdom, Symbols, Healing and Renewal - by Alice Peck

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781782493389 | ISBN 10: 1782493387

    Discover how all trees can mirror us, teach us, and heal us.   As author Alice Peck reflected on the maple tree in her backyard, she began to notice and then study its intricacies and changes. This became her regular meditation and inspiration.  ... more

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  • Cover image of book Trees, Woods and Forests: A Social and Cultural History by Charles Watkins
    Trees, Woods and Forests: A Social and Cultural History - by Charles Watkins

    £18.00   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781780236643 | ISBN 10: 1780236646

    Forests and woods have always been central to the development of human technology and culture and our expansion as a species. Trees, Woods and Forests shows how for thousands of years, woodland has been managed by humans using ancient practices such ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Tree by John Fowles
    The Tree - by John Fowles

    £12.00   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781908213471 | ISBN 10: 1908213477

    "The first trees I knew well were the apples and pears in the garden of my childhood home. This may sound rural and bucolic, but it was not, for the house was a semi-detached in a 1920s suburb at the mouth of the Thames, some forty miles from London. ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Tale of Trees: The Battle to Save Britain
    A Tale of Trees: The Battle to Save Britain's Ancient Woodland - by Derek Niemann

    £14.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781780722757 | ISBN 10: 1780722753

    “He would come to the farm with his bulldozer every year. I still remember the smell of the harvest, the bullocks and bales in the background. He would bulldoze round a large oak tree, dig down eight or nine feet and leave this oak tree on one root ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Cabaret of Plants: Botany and the Imagination by Richard Mabey
    The Cabaret of Plants: Botany and the Imagination - by Richard Mabey

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781861979582 | ISBN 10: 1861979584

    In The Cabaret of Plants, Mabey explores the plant species which have challenged our imaginations, awoken our wonder, and upturned our ideas about history, science, beauty and belief. Picked from every walk of life, they encompass crops, weeds, medic ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Long, Long Life of Trees by Fiona Stafford
    The Long, Long Life of Trees - by Fiona Stafford

    £16.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780300207330 | ISBN 10: 0300207336

    A lyrical tribute to the diversity of trees, their physical beauty, their special characteristics and uses, and their ever-evolving meanings   Since the beginnings of history trees have served humankind in countless useful ways, but our relati ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees by Robert Penn
    The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees - by Robert Penn

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780141977515 | ISBN 10: 0141977515

    Robert Penn cut down an ash tree to see how many things could be made from it. After all, ash is the tree we have made the greatest and most varied use of over the course of human history. Journeying from Wales across Europe and Ireland to the USA, ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Ash Tree by Oliver Rackham
    The Ash Tree - by Oliver Rackham

    £10.00   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781908213426 | ISBN 10: 1908213426

    Ash is one of the commonest trees in the British Isles there are nearly as many ash trees as there are people. Perhaps this is why we take them for granted. Poets write of oak, yew, elm, willow, rarely ash. No books have been written about ash tree ... more

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  • Cover image of book Plants Have So Much to Give Us, All We Have to Do is Ask: Anishinaabe Botanical Teachings by Mary Siisip Geniusz, edited by Wendy Makoons Geniusz
    Plants Have So Much to Give Us, All We Have to Do is Ask: Anishinaabe Botanical Teachings - by Mary Siisip Geniusz, edited by Wendy Makoons Geniusz

    £17.00   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780816696765 | ISBN 10: 0816696764

    Mary Siisip Geniusz has spent more than thirty years working with, living with, and using the Anishinaabe teachings, recipes, and botanical information she shares in Plants Have So Much to Give Us, All We Have to Do Is Ask. Geniusz gained much of the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Out of the Woods: The Armchair Guide to Trees by Will Cohu, illustrated by Mungo McCosh
    Out of the Woods: The Armchair Guide to Trees - by Will Cohu, illustrated by Mungo McCosh

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781780722351 | ISBN 10: 1780722354

    Out of the Woods is an affectionate, convivial guide to Britains 50 commonest trees, in which Will Cohu takes you on a revelatory journey from the wildest woodland to municipal carpark, via field hedgerow and orchard garden.  Stunningly il ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giono
    The Man Who Planted Trees - by Jean Giono

    £10.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781846558184 | ISBN 10: 1846558182

    A beautiful gift edition of this classic fable about one man's quest to create a forest, with a new introduction by Richard Mabey.   In 1910, while hiking through the wild lavender in a wind-swept, desolate valley in Provence, a man comes acr ... more

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  • Cover image of book White Beech: The Rainforest Years by Germaine Greer
    White Beech: The Rainforest Years - by Germaine Greer

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781408846735 | ISBN 10: 140884673x

    One bright day in December 2001, sixty-two-year-old Germaine Greer found herself confronted by an irresistible challenge in the shape of sixty hectares of dairy farm, one of many in south-east Queensland that, after a century of logging, clearing and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Celtic Tree Magic: Ogham Lore and Druid Mysteries by Danu Forest
    Celtic Tree Magic: Ogham Lore and Druid Mysteries - by Danu Forest

    £13.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780738741017 | ISBN 10: 0738741019

    Explore the powerful magic of the twenty-five trees in the ogham tradition. Enrich your spiritual practice with authentic Celtic wisdom and practical techniques. Written by a Druid witch and Celtic shaman, Celtic Tree Magic shows you how to:   ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Ash and the Beech: The Drama of Woodland Change by Richard Mabey
    The Ash and the Beech: The Drama of Woodland Change - by Richard Mabey

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780099587231 | ISBN 10: 0099587238

    A timely new edition of Richard Mabey's profound and poetic book, Beechcombings, now updated with a foreword discussing the ash die-back crisis and its impact upon the most significant organisms on the planet: trees.  From ash die-back to the G ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gossip from the Forest: The Tangled Roots of Our Forests and Fairytales by Sara Maitland
    Gossip from the Forest: The Tangled Roots of Our Forests and Fairytales - by Sara Maitland

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781847084309 | ISBN 10: 1847084303

    Fairytales are one of our earliest and most vital cultural forms, and forests one of our most ancient landscapes. Both evoke a similar sensation in us - we find them beautiful and magical, but also spooky, sometimes horrifying.   In this fasci ... more

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  • Cover image of book Oaxaca Journal by Oliver Sacks
    Oaxaca Journal - by Oliver Sacks

    £8.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781447208341 | ISBN 10: 144720834x

    Since childhood Oliver has been fascinated by the ability of these primitive plants to survive and adapt in many climates. Oaxaca Journal is the enthralling account of his trip, alongside a group of fellow fern enthusiasts, to the beautiful province ... more

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  • Cover image of book Weeds: The Study of Outlaw Plants by Richard Mabey
    Weeds: The Study of Outlaw Plants - by Richard Mabey

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781846680816 | ISBN 10: 1846680816

    Weeds survive, entombed in the soil, for centuries. They are as persistent and pervasive as myths. They ride out ice ages, agricultural revolutions, global wars. They mark the tracks of human movements across continents as indelibly as languages. Yet ... more

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  • Cover image of book Britain
    Britain's Tree Story - by Julian Hight

    £20.00   hardback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781907892202 | ISBN 10: 1907892206

    A lavishly illustrated tribute to Britains oldest, largest and most famous trees told through legends, history and literature. Trees have always inspired awe and wonder and some of our ancient trees have been standing for over a thousand years. In t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Poisonous Plants in Great Britain by Frederick Gillam
    Poisonous Plants in Great Britain - by Frederick Gillam

    £5.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781904263876 | ISBN 10: 1904263879

    Would you lick your fingers after picking a Lily of the Valley?   Did no-one remember to warn you about fair Fool's Parsley?  And where are the haunts of Satan's Boletus and the Destroying Angel?  Hiding in the beautiful meadow ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees by Roger Deakin
    Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees - by Roger Deakin

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780141010014 | ISBN 10: 0141010010

    Wildwood is a remarkable celebration of the transforming magic of trees, exploring the 'fifth element' of wood as it exists in nature, in our souls, in our culture and our lives. From the walnut tree at his Suffolk home, Roger Deakin embarks upon a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Unbowed: My Autobiography by Wangari Maathai
    Unbowed: My Autobiography - by Wangari Maathai

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780099493099 | ISBN 10: 0099493098

    'When I was a child, my surroundings were alive, dynamic, and inspiring. Even though I was entering a world where there were books to read and facts to learn - the cultivation of the mind - I was still able to enjoy a world where there were no books ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ogham Sketch Book: A Diary of Tree Lore and Spiritual Growth by Karen Cater
    Ogham Sketch Book: A Diary of Tree Lore and Spiritual Growth - by Karen Cater

    £14.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780955647505 | ISBN 10: 0955647509

    "A few years ago I discovered the Ogham, a system of writing devised by Druids over 2000 years ago. Each symbol was not only a letter, but also a number, a time period and a tree or shrub. What fascinated me was that in this system was encoded mytho ... more

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  • Cover image of book Seed to Seed: The Secret Life of Plants by Nicholas Harberd
    Seed to Seed: The Secret Life of Plants - by Nicholas Harberd

    £8.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780747585619 | ISBN 10: 074758561x

    A brilliant evocation of the beauty of the natural world and an exhilarating explanation of its secret genetic workings.  Nicholas Harberds narrative of the changing seasons has as its focus one tiny thale-cress plant in an East Anglian ch ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Secret Life of Trees: How They Live and Why They Matter by Colin Tudge
    The Secret Life of Trees: How They Live and Why They Matter - by Colin Tudge

    £12.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780141012933 | ISBN 10: 0141012935

    What is a tree? As this celebration shows, they are our countryside; our ancestors evolved in them; they gave us air to breathe. Yet while their stories are as plentiful as leaves in a forest, they are rarely told.Here, Colin Tudge travels from his ... more

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  • Cover image of book Native British Trees by Andy Thompson
    Native British Trees - by Andy Thompson

    £5.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781904263326 | ISBN 10: 1904263321

    The ancient trees of the British Isles form a distinct and fascinating group - in this little book their form and character are carefully described by Welsh border woodsman Andy Thompson.  With rare early engravings of seeds and branches, lea ... more

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  • Cover image of book Collins GEM: Trees by Collins
    Collins GEM: Trees - by Collins

    £4.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780007183067 | ISBN 10: 0007183062

    The ideal portable companion, the world-renowned Collins Gem series returns with a fresh new look and updated material.  This is the perfect pocket guide for nature enthusiasts keen to identify the most commonly seen trees, whether they are o ... more

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