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

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

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811848985
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 11/01/2005
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 8.75(w) x 11.25(h) x 0.87(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction6
Guide to Early History12
Acacia16
Maple20
Baobab24
Horse chestnut26
Kauri30
Alder32
Almond34
Monkey-puzzle38
Birch40
Hornbeam46
Sweet chestnut48
Cedar52
Orange60
Myrrh64
Hazel66
Hawthorn68
Cypress72
Quince78
Eucalyptus82
Beech86
Common fig90
Sycomore fig94
Banyan96
Pipal or Bo100
Ash102
Ginkgo106
Holly110
Walnut112
Juniper116
Larch120
Laurel122
Apple124
Mulberry128
Myrtle130
Olive132
Data palm138
Spruce and fir142
Pine146
Terebinth150
Plane152
Totara154
Poplar156
Aspen158
Cottonwood160
Cherry164
Blackthorn166
Pomegranate168
Pear170
Oak172
Willow178
Elder182
Redwood186
Rowan190
Tamarisk194
Montezuma cypress196
Yew198
Linden206
Elm210
Botanical glossary212
Introduction to Natural Healing214
Further Reading216
Index220
Acknowledgments and Picture Credits224

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