Blog · Posted February 23, 2023

On Thurs 13th April Tristan Gooley was with us to talk about his fascinating new book, How to Read a Tree.

‘Tristan Gooley has done trees the greatest service… with these insights he arouses an even deeper affection and concern for trees – our friends and allies, with whose fate our own is inextricably bound’
– Isabella Tree, The Knepp Estate

‘Gooley…has the birdwatching skills of Bill Oddie and the deductive powers of Sherlock Holmes. He can make you feel that you’ve spent half your life walking about with your eyes only half-open’
– The Telegraph

‘You will never look at a tree in the same way again after reading this mesmerising book. Gooley drops learning as lightly as blossom falls in spring’
John Lewis-Stempel, author of The Wood

In How to Read a Tree, you’ll discover the signs trees are giving you about their past and the landscape that surrounds it. Tristan Gooley knows how to uncover the phenomena worth looking for. He has been instructing people in the art of reading trees for two decades. Unlike other books of this ilk, Tristan shifts the focus to what you can see – you will never look at a tree the same way again.

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