Author(s): Diana Beresford Kroeger
Trees provide shelter, medicine and food. They are part of our imaginations, folklore, ecosystems and our lives. Diana Beresford-Kroeger, a world expert on trees, has woven together ecology, myth, horticulture, spirituality and science to show how their future is ours. From hedgerows that contain an entire chain of life to trees that can breathe, heal, nurture and even communicate, each of these forty interlocking essays shows us the enormous significance of the global forest, of which we are all a part.
Beresford-Kroeger's ideas are a rare approach to natural history... The essays of The Global Forest are a beautiful and poetic tribute to their subject, based on wide-ranging scientific knowledge. -- E.O. Wilson, Professor Emeritus Harvard University A beautifully written and carefully constructed book ... As I walked to work this morning, I did begin to see the trees with a newfound respect and awe -- Kayleigh Lawrence New Scientist [H]as the potential to do for trees what Rachel Carson's Silent Spring did for peregrines in the 1960s. The Global Forest has amazing breadth...Easy to read, each of her short essays could inspire a week's meditation. Live with them and discover your place in the global forest...When you have read this book you may want to embrace its author. -- Graham Long BBC Wildlife magazine Diana Beresford-Kroeger has woven together ecology, ancient myth, horticulture, spirituality, science and alternative medicine in The Global Forest to capture trees' enormous significance to us... each of these forty interlocking essays picks out a different aspect of life in the forest, explains it and then shows why it is so vitally important. The Green Parent This book has a simple and important message: trees are important, we should look after them more, cut them down less, conserve their habitats, revere them more -- Jules Pretty Times Higher Education
Diana Beresford-Kroeger is a botanist, researcher and lecturer who is an expert on the environmental, nutritional and herbicidal properties of trees. Her previous books include Arboretum America and A Garden For Life. She has loved trees all her life, and her garden includes over 100 species.