Close looking at trees

New: Imagining Woodlands (@imagwoods), project by Jo Dacombe…The memory of trees (programme@MemoryofTrees17)…Top 10 books about trees…the Woodland Trust’s Tree CharterIan Jack on street trees…Paul Wood’s London’s street trees: a field guide to the urban forest and Street tree blogAfter the storm (book)…The song of treesTree Trails (map), arboreal artworks and more, part of Common Ground’s curation of trees in art, inc eight Charter residencies (see Leaf! Summer 2017)…Treepedia (article)…tree books roundupFolkeskove (more): plant a tree and get a tax rebate, wtf…as symbolWhipsnade Tree Cathedralforest bathing aka shinrin-yokuDenmark’s Rag Oak…London’s first Urban Tree Festival featuring TiCL (app)…Around the world in 80 treesportrait of KU’s skovskole (forestry dept)…R3’s Into the Forest season, “a week long celebration of the role forests have played in human creativity”, inc way too much of this and thisBritain’s tree champion has a job onThe Common Line (Britain’s first linear forest)…Timber FestivalSheffield tree protectors have changed the nation’s view of street trees

Bloggage: Adam Oehlenschläger and the beeches | Klopstock’s Oak | Hvidovre’s trees | Save the trees! | The Danish tree

Latest books: Will Cohu’s Out of the woods (Mail Online | Telegraph; king of the witty aide memoire – all quotes below from the book) | Jack Cooke’s The tree climber’s guide (Gdn) | Richard Fortey’s The wood for the trees (Gdn) | Sarah Maitland’s Gossip from the forest (Observer) | Thomas Pakenham’s The company of trees (Gdn | Spectator) | Fiona Stafford‘s The long, long life of trees (Spectator; plus The meaning of trees on R3’s The Essay)Peter Wohlleben’s The hidden life of trees (NY Times | TLS | Gdn) | Tracy Chevalier on trees in fiction | Little Toller’s Arboreal: a collection of new woodland writing (review by Richard Fortey: “the woody things that the Forestry Commission forests lack: individuality, personal connections and affections, quirkiness, even scruffiness”)


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