This beautifully created, refreshing look at trees is much more than is presented by looking at the cover and far more than you ever imagined a “Dry” little book on trees could be all about.
Divided up into areas such as A New Home, An Engagement, Marriage and Coming of Age, Butler presents trees as they are so seldom seen, as a living, breathing, creative element of life.
Used as milestones, celebration, remembrance and so much more, he reminds us that trees should be there for the long haul, as part of your life, your children, your grandchildren and generations to come.
Within each section Butler has carefully selected species of tree which can be planted, the ritual or symbolic meaning explained and the parallels of modern life associated with each choice. He details each step from the planting of the seed/seedling through to the maintenance and protection of the tree.
He talks about planting a coppice of pines in celebration of retirement – what a magnificent gesture, as pines tend to be there for the long haul.
Enjoy trees as they have never been presented before – with a love of the majesty along with the folkloric which is contained within.
|Publisher||Allen & Unwin|