Ancient Trees of the National Trust



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The National Trust is one of the largest private custodians of ancient trees in Europe. Amidst its properties are oak trees that support entire ecosystems, yew trees that were fully grown before the Romans arrived in Britain, and woodland that has remained virtually unchanged since the last ice age. It is possible to stand under the yew tree that witnessed the sealing of Magna Carta and to picnic near the tree that changed scientific history by dropping an apple on the young Isaac Newton.

Ancient Trees of the National Trust is a love letter to Britain's venerable trees. Author Edward Parker is a highly commended nature photographer and an expert on his subject, and his enchanting book explores the historical and cultural associations of ancient trees and their biological importance, as well as their sheer beauty. It encourages us to pause and look up at their gnarled branches and appreciate these silent witnesses which have remained rooted and constant as the centuries have flickered by and the world around them has changed.

Edward Parker has been photographing and writing about trees, forests and environmental issues for 25 years. He has worked in more than 40 countries and has written, or co-written, over 30 books, including Ancient Trees: Trees That Live for a Thousand Years and Photographing Trees. He has twice been highly commended in Wildlife Photographer of the Year and shortlisted for Environmental Photojournalist of the Year and Garden Book Photographer of the Year.

• Explores the historical and cultural associations of ancient trees on National Trust properties and their biological importance, as well as showcasing their sheer beauty
• The National Trust owns many of the finest ancient trees in Europe
• Stunningly illustrated with images by highly commended photographer Edward Parker

150 colour

ISBN: 9781857599442
Format: Hardcover
Publication date: 01/11/2016
RRP: $56.99
Pages: 160
Dimension: 270mm X 230mm
Imprint: Scala Publishers