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    DescriptionThis gorgeously packaged little book celebrates trees and their life-affirming presence in our lives. The earth's longest living organisms, trees exemplify nature's great strength as well as its majestic beauty. Serving as virtual lungs for our planet, trees provide us with food, medicine, and our most versatile building material. To plant a tree is to plant hope, and as an act of commemoration, it literally gives life to that remembered. While it is in-deed a practical book that explains exactly how to plant and care for a tree, How to Plant a Tree is so much more. Drawing on the ancient rituals and folklore that surround particular trees, the author explores their symbolism and traditional uses, and offers suggestions for various commemorative tree-planting acts, such as: A marriage ceremony A new baby ceremony A new home ceremony A memorial for a loved one With lovely original black-and-white illustrations throughout, "How to Plant a Tree" encompasses a wealth of both useful and inspiring information, including fascinating miscellany on some of our most beloved tree species like the willow, the oak, and the plum; how to calculate a tree's age; and how you can use trees to fight climate change. "How to Plant a Tree" will inspire readers to view trees as living structures of hope that will be treasured for generations to come.


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    Title
    How to Plant a Tree
    Subtitle
    A Simple Celebration of Trees & Tree-Planting Ceremonies
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Daniel Butler
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 114 mm
    Height: 180 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781585427963
    ISBN 10: 1585427969
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: GAR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.2
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: WMPS, WNP
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 06
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17610
    Abridged Dewey: 635
    B&T General Subject: 380
    Ingram Subject Code: GI
    Libri: I-GI
    B&T Approval Code: A71702800
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A62501500
    BISAC V2.8: NAT034000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: GAR024000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: QK477 .B88 2010
    Thema V1.0: WMP, WNP
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, frontispiece
    Publisher
    Tarcher
    Imprint name
    Tarcher
    Publication date
    15 April 2010
    Author Information
    Daniel Butler is a 42 year-old novelist and freelance journalist, specialising in rural and environmental issues. His books include "The Red Tail: Sharing the Seasons with a Hawk "(Jonathan Cape, 1994) and "Urban Dreams, Rural Realities "(Simon & Schuster, 1998). He is currently working on a book charting the history of man's changing attitudes to the environment and contemplating his first novel. His main income, however, comes from articles for titles such as "The Telegraph," "The Express" and "Country Living," supplemented by book reviews for "The Guardian." As well as frequent interviews on rural issues for radio and television, he is a regular lecturer and interviewer at the Hay Festival. He has taught literary skills to both undergraduates and at adult evening classes and currently provides writing seminars for the Tourism Training Forum for Wales. Daniel lives on a 13-acre smallholding in Mid-Wales where he cultivates weeds and despises sheep when not indulging his passions for falconry and wild mushrooms. He has two children, four hawks, two dogs and a ferret.
    Review quote
    "This is a perfect little book for summer. Butler begins with a simple history of trees and human interaction with them. He then goes on to give instructions for growing trees from seed and seedlings, protecting trees after planting, keeping trees healthy, and even for growing bonsai trees. He includes fact-filled, two-page descriptions of several dozen tree species. Interspersed throughout are suggested tree ceremony formats for every event from new babies to memorials. Butler's love of trees is inspiring. The knowledge about trees he is passing on in this book makes it a resource which can be used ongoing to help heal our planet and ourselves." --Anna Jedrziewski, InannaWorks.com