Living with Trees
- Little Toller Books
- 2021 ISBN 9781908213730
- 236 pages
- 22 × 15 × 2 cm
“…a tour de force.” Clive Thomas, The Soil Association, writing in the Institute of Chartered Foresters Magazine.
Living with Trees is a powerful call for more trees in our lives. Drawing on the many ways that people around the UK are redefining their relationship with trees and woods in the twenty-first century – in healthcare, education, ecology, art, architecture, agroforestry, conservation – it demonstrates how caring for trees and woods enhances local biodiversity, community cohesion and well-being.
Trees and woods offer great potential for rebuilding our wider relationship with nature, reinforcing local identity and sustaining wildlife. We need more trees and woods in our lives, to lock up carbon, to mitigate flooding, to help shade our towns and cities and bring shelter, wildlife and beauty to places.
Living with Trees is a cornucopia of practical information, good examples and new ideas that will inspire, guide and encourage people to reconnect with the trees and woods in their community, so we can all discover how to value, celebrate and protect our arboreal neighbours.
Foreword by Dame Judi Dench
Introduction by Richard Mabey
Robin Walter was a woodland officer for the Woodland Trust until 2010, when he became an independent forester. Living with Trees builds upon Common Ground’s many previous books, including In a Nutshell (1989), Community Orchards Handbook (2008) and Arboreal (2016), as well as its newspaper projects PULP! (1988) and LEAF! (2016-2017).