How to Read a Tree

How to Read a Tree

Language & Reference, Nature Writing, Walking, Hiking & Trekking
Hardback Published on: 13/04/2023
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How to Read a Tree
Deeply fascinating and exquisitely written
Tristan Gooley is so good at this kind of thing. His previous books, including The Secret World of Weather and How to Read Water, succeed in really bringin... READ MORE
Mark Skinner


Do two trees ever appear identical? No, but why? Every small difference is a clue. Each tree we meet is filled with signs that reveal secrets about the life of that tree and the landscape we stand in. The clues are easy to spot when you know what to look for, but remain invisible to most people. In How to Read a Tree, you'll discover the simple principles that explain the shapes and patterns you can see in trees and what they mean. And you'll learn rare skills that can be applied every time you pass a tree, whether you are in a town or a wilder spot. As the author of the international bestsellers The Walker's Guide and How to Read Water, Tristan Gooley knows how to uncover the phenomena worth looking for. He has been instructing people in the art of reading trees for two decades and this book includes signs that will not be found in any other book in the world. Once you have learned to see these things it is impossible to unsee them. We will never look at a tree the same way again.

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 9781529339598
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 527g
  • Dimensions: 218 x 160 x 34 mm

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How to Read a Tree
Fascinating - you’ll never look at trees in the same way again
Many years ago I read the Natural Navigator by Tristan Gooley and over the years this has been a point of reference before and after hiking and walking - p... READ MORE
Stephen - the bookworm