An exciting new project: a book about Britain’s trees ~ Jo Woolf

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.

The title is ‘Britain’s Trees:  A Treasury of Traditions, Superstitions, Remedies and Literature’, and I’ve been asked to write it by Pavilion Books, on behalf of the National Trust.

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.

Continue reading at The Hazel Tree

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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8 Responses to An exciting new project: a book about Britain’s trees ~ Jo Woolf

  1. This reminded me of a dream last night. I had forgotten it. I was with my daughter outside a church looking at two yew trees. They were ancient and living, yet they were devoid of all their greenery and bark by the hands of man. Thank you for sparking this into my awareness 🙂

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  2. It really is. They looked a bit like totem poles, actually. There’s a mountain here in NH that’s been haunting me since last weekend. I was with my daughter when I passed it. Bringing her to her ski meet. We both knew it was sacred as soon as it appeared before us. There’s quite the legend attached to it. The dream is starting to make more sense 😉

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