Living with Trees by Robin Walter
“…a tour de force.” Clive Thomas, The Soil Association, writing in the Institute of Chartered Foresters Magazine.
Foreword by Dame Judi Dench
Introduction by Richard Mabey
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.
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).
Paperback, 236 pages
Size: 216 x 170mm
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About Little Toller Books
Toller n river valley in West Dorset. Recorded in the Domesday
survey as Tolre, derived from a Celtic word for stream in a hollow valley.
Little Toller Books was born in 2008 as an imprint of the Dovecote Press, a family-run publishing company that has specialised in books about rural life and local history since 1974. Little Toller was started with a singular purpose: to revive forgotten and classic books about nature and rural life in the British Isles.
The success of Little Toller’s Nature Classics has enabled it to grow into an independent publisher, attuned to writers and artists who seek inventive ways to reconnect us with the natural world and to celebrate the places we live in.