Reblogged from The Hazel Tree:
A post with a difference this time! I’d like to tell you about a new project I”m working on, which is a book about trees.
I don’t need to tell you how much I love trees, and I know many of you do too! It’s a dream of a project, featuring all of our much-loved species including oak, ash, hazel, birch and rowan; and some that might be less familiar, including hornbeam, alder buckthorn and wild service-tree. The snippets and stories I’m discovering are fascinating, and I can’t wait to share them with you.
There will be a little bit of natural history, to help distinguish the trees in question; but for the most part I will be focusing on these main elements:
- Long-held traditions relating to different species, either local or widespread; and some interesting uses of the tree, whether for its leaves, fruit, branches or wood.
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