The Spirit of Trees is a collection of poems about oaks and beech, pine and peach, and floating cottonwoods. It is about Lincoln Logs and old barns, chicken coops, and subdivisions, clothespins and bamboo chimes. It is about doves and geese, peacocks and woodpeckers. It is about migrations and translations, hanging on and letting go, about war and peace and weird foods. It is a about confetti and church pews. It is about young love and cemeteries. It is a book in praise of trees.