How to Read a Tree

The Sunday Times Bestseller

Tristan Gooley author

Format:Hardback

Publisher:Hodder & Stoughton

Published:13th Apr '23

£22.00

Available for immediate dispatch.

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THE LATEST GUIDE TO THE HIDDEN MEANING OF NATURE FROMTHE NATURAL NAVIGATOR, TRISTAN GOOLEY

Readers are LOVING How to Read a Tree:

'I could write a book about this book. After the first five pages I knew my forest hiking was already permanently changed. After five more I began ordering copies for some fellow tree-loving friends' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'Very interesting and beautifully written' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'An enjoyable read full of fascinating stuff' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'I absolutely loved this book! I've read several of his other books before and this one might be my favourite. Gooley is the master of providing a way to examine patterns' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Do two trees ever appear identical? No, but why? Every small difference is a clue.

Each tree we meet is filled with signs that reveal secrets about the life of that tree and the landscape we stand in. The clues are easy to spot when you know what to look for, but remain invisible to most people.

In How to Read a Tree, you'll discover the simple principles that explain the shapes and patterns you can see in trees and what they mean. And you'll learn rare skills that can be applied every time you pass a tree, whether you are in a town or a wilder spot.

As the author of the international bestsellers The Walker's Guide and How to Read Water, Tristan Gooley knows how to uncover the phenomena worth looking for. He has been instructing people in the art of reading trees for two decades and this book includes signs that will not be found in any other book in the world.

Once you have learned to see these things it is impossible to unsee them. We will never look at a tree the same way again.

'An important book and a pleasure to read.' - Raynor Winn, author of The Salt Path

'You will never look at a tree in the same way again after reading this mesmerising book. Gooley drops learning as lightly as blossom falls in spring.' - John Lewis-Stempel


'Tristan Gooley has done trees the greatest service.' - Isabella Tree

'Will undoubtedly leave you with a deeper...

'Tristan Gooley has done trees the greatest service. In this gentle, enchanting book he leads us into their language - how to spot their natural tendencies and individual foibles, recognise their responses to stress and ingenious strategies to survive. And with these insights he arouses an even deeper affection and concern for trees - our friends and allies, with whose fate our own is inextricably bound.' * Isabella Tree *
'You will never look at a tree in the same way again after reading this mesmerising book. Gooley drops learning as lighty as blossom falls in spring.' * John Lewis-Stempel *
'Wherever you are - city or wilderness - if you want to understand the secrets of trees you pass, this is the book to read...Tristan has the rare gift of explaining the most complex ideas with humour and deep insight.' * Peter Thomas, Emeritus Reader in Plant Ecology at Keele University, author of Trees *
'An important book and a pleasure to read.' * Raynor Winn *
'It was a lightbulb moment! I thought I knew my local woods - I walk there almost every day. But it's a thrill to see it through fresh eyes, to develop a much deeper understanding.' * Peter Gibbs, Chair BBC Gardeners' Question Time *
'This book will add a new dimension to your countryside stroll.' * Wanderlust *
'Will undoubtedly leave you with a deeper appreciation of trees...your country walks will never be quite the same again.' * Daily Mail *

ISBN: 9781529339598

Dimensions: 218mm x 160mm x 34mm

Weight: 527g

320 pages