This classic of nature writing by Oliver Rackham is both a comprehensive history of Britain’s woodland and a field-work guide that presents trees individually and as part of the landscape.
From prehistoric times, through the Roman period and into the Middle Ages, Oliver Rackham describes the changing character, role and history of trees. He concludes this definitive study with a section on the conservation and future of Britain’s trees, woodlands and hedgerows.
. . . from the Trees
In Issue 75, I said some books help you grow. Others help you let go. Our son was 17 when he disappeared. I’ll call him R. We bought our place that was big enough to plant trees when he was 14....Read more
A Living Landscape
It began, I seem to remember, with a grown-out hedge: four huge ash trees bordering a Hampshire footpath, all with the same odd kink in their trunks. The pleasure of recognition, of being able to...Read more