Lives of the Trees: An Uncommon History – Book Review

If you’re a lover of trees and perhaps a bit of a history buff, and if you enjoy learning all manner of interesting tidbits about your arborial friends, Diana Wells’ book Lives of the Trees: An Uncommon History will have a welcome spot in your bookshelves’ nature section.

Lives of the Trees is a delightful hardcover filled with a forest of trees, three or four pages devoted to each variety.  Readers will delight in the oftentimes surprising history of some of our most loved trees.  I myself have been looking at a few species in a new light!  Along with Wells’ treasure of information, you’ll find beautiful little illustrations by Heather Lovett, which greatly adds to the charm of this book.

Diana Wells, author of four books, holds an honors degree in history from Oxford University and is a contributing editor of the journal GreenPrints.

Lives of the Trees is a perfect gift book for the garden and nature buffs in your neck of the woods.  It’s published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill and sells for $19.95.