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Britain's Tree Story

Britain's Tree Story

Britain's Tree Story

Reviews (34)

Lovingly researched celebration of Britain's oldest and most
famous trees told through history, literature and legend.
Superbly illustrated with archive photographs and engravings,
together with contemporary colour photographs.

Britain's Tree Story is a fascinating and beautifully illustrated celebration of Britain's trees and the intriguing legends and stories that surround them. Ancient trees are a living link to our past and they often provide a fragile constant in an ever-changing world. This is their story, but in equal measure it is also ours.

RRP: £20.00

ISBN 13: 9781907892202
FORMAT: Hardback
ILLUSTRATIONS:250 Illustrations
EXTENT: 256 pages
SIZE (h x w): 220 x 220 mm
8.66 x 8.66 inches


UK Delivery:3 - 5 working days - 4.95

International Delivery:7 - 10 working days from 15

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5 Average Rating 5/5 (34 reviews)
5 stars Enjoyable read Written by

Easy to comprehend. Gives enough detail about each tree. I found myself dipping into the book round a cosy log fire over Christmas.

5 stars One to treasure Written by

This lovingly written book is full of colour pictures of our nations' much-loved trees. There is history, explanation and folk lore, all there to dip into at any time. A book to treasure.

5 stars Ideal Christmas Gifs Written by

I already have this informative and interesting book and have just bought two copies as Christmas gifts. I am sure they will be appreciated.

5 stars Britain's history intrinsically linked to that of its trees Written by

Excellent quality of material and authorship (one can excuse the odd typo). A book that I found far more engaging than I thought it could be. It seems that every showcased tree has a story to tell and through these stories the reader picks up little nuggets of fascinating history. The author imparts his own enthusiasm for the subject through his writing and photography meaning that on every page I was eager to find out what was in store on the next.

5 stars Britain's Tree Story - Book Written by

I bought this as a gift for my son, it's very beautiful and informative, about Britain's oldest trees. It's simply lovely and I know my son will love it too.

5 stars Very interesting book Written by

Lovely book to handle, very much enjoying reading. Informative.

5 stars Good gift Written by

I gave this book to my husband on Valentine's Day, as he used to grow trees and is interested in them. He has really enjoyed reading it and learning the tales of the trees featured.

5 stars Looks fun Written by

Not much point asking me for a review when I've only just been given it and haven't yet had a chance to read it! However it looks interesting, and I am sure I will enjoy it.

5 stars Tree`mendous book Written by

This book has been received as gifts from two friends and both thouroghly loved the book.Described as EXCELLENT, and most enjoyable with all the delightful pictures and narrative. An easy book to dib into at coffee time, bedtime and general reading, covers all folklore. It's an amazing book. Will most likely get myself one yet.

1 stars Dissapionted Written by


5 stars Perfect gift Written by

This is a book you can either dip into or read, and it is satisfying in both ways. I have only dipped as it is a present. There are beautiful photos and interesting facts which bring alive the history of trees in our countryside.

4 stars a lovely presant Written by

this is a good looking, quality book with some interesting information. it is an ideal present for someone interested in trees - rather than a resource book.

5 stars beautiful book Written by

some books deserve a special place to look at and read. this is one such book.

4 stars Lovely book Written by

Not being from Britain this gave me a lot to look forward to while planning our visit to England. Lovely photos and a lot of information - the map could have been of a better qualitiy, but that was a minor problem.

4 stars A Good Book Written by

Not yet read but first impressions appear an interesting read with good photographs.

5 stars Britains' Tree Story Written by
I saw this book at the shop at Stowe and thought it would be an ideal gift. Purchased on-line and am very satisfied - a book to be "dipped into" anad full of very interesting facts and beautiful photography.
5 stars A great coffee table book. Written by

A very interesting book. Well written and researched, with lovely pictures. Throughly enjoyed reading it. A nice book to own, and can dip in and out for many years to come.

5 stars Thoroughly recommend Written by

I already have a copy of this book and I am so pleased with it that I have bought a further 2 copies as presents for family members.

5 stars Britain's Tree Story Written by

This was a birthday present for my husband. He is really pleased with it and the delivery service(next day) was excellent.

4 stars Nice book to dip into.. Written by

Britain's tree story is a series of portraits of historical tress. Some still standing, some now lost. There are photographs and illustrations and a history. Each tree is afforded its own 'chapter'. The new photography is well shot and is supported by old photographs, illustrations and related images. A nice book.

5 stars Every Page a Delight Written by

This lovely book contains so much more than I expected for the modest price. So interesting . not only for the excellent illustrations of the individual trees,both past and present,but also for the altering background situations as the years - indeed centuries - have passed. The accompanying facts and legends kept me enthralled for hours.Bought as a gift for my tree surgeon son, I have now ordered another for myself.


Great price and fascinating read. Originally bought as a gift for my 22 year old daughter who will have to wait until I order the second copy.

5 stars Celebrating Trees Written by

Beautiful, chunky book full of photographs, stories, legends and literary references all in celebration of trees. Fascinating, easy to read, mine of information. Love it! Have bought another for a gift.

5 stars re britains tree story Written by

fantastic read ,once you start to read it ,it is hard to put it down, so full of interesting facts and mystery.

5 stars Looking at Britain's trees Written by

This book is excellent for people who like trees and for people who want to paint trees. It has good history included about the trees as well. At this price it's brilliant.

5 stars Beautiful Book Written by

Really beautiful book, full of images facts and makes a great present!

5 stars Britain's Tree Story Written by

Bought it for a present. Have had a little look in it lots to learn I'm thinking of keeping this one and buying another one for gift as finding it really interesting

5 stars Informative book about the heritage of Trees in Britain Written by

This book covered both Native trees and those introduced by invaders and travellers. It is full of facts and folklore surrounding them. The only drawback I could find is that there was insufficient info on bark and leaves to assist easy identification. This is an interesting and informative read.

5 stars Great value Written by

At £10 you get a book-full of lovely tree stories and excellent pictures

5 stars Britains Tree Story Written by

Very, very good, I was my authority's lead tree surgeon for many years (20) therefore I can appreciate this book probably better than most. There are parts which bring back memories, such as the Elm disease and the great winds of '87, these, unfortunately was our busiest times.

5 stars An excellent and well researched book Written by

I haven't put this book down since purchasing. Excellent photographs and pictures which compliment the historical story of each tree chronicled.

5 stars Best Tree Book Written by
I am absolutely thrilled with this amazing book. I first bought it for my brother's birthday and was reluctant to part with it, so I bought one for myself. I can highly recommend this book to any tree enthusiast.
5 stars Britain's Tree Story Written by

A really lovely book, very interesting and well worth having.

5 stars Such a good reference book! Written by
Wonderfully put together with descriptions & photos of all the trees people have grown up with in their neighbourhoods. Well worth buying for all the historical photos which are sure to bring back happy memories

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