The Complete Language of Trees

A Definitive and Illustrated History

S. Theresa Dietz


The Complete Language of Trees is a comprehensive encyclopedia providing the meanings, powers, facts and folklore for over 400 types of trees. Along with a stunning visual depiction, each entry provides the tree’s scientific and common name, characteristics, historic and hidden properties from mythology, legends and folklore.

Some of the lore of trees will include:

  • Hackberry Tree – encourages someone to continuously do their best
  • Manchineel Tree – it is so toxic that the smoke from a burning tree can cause blindness, and it is not even advised to inhale the air around the tree
  • Bark from the Bird Cherry Tree was placed on doors during medieval times to ward off plague
  • Washi paper is created from the inner bark of the Paper Mulberry Tree

Coupled with two indexes, one for searching by common tree name and the other organized by meaning, Dietz cleverly connects quality time in nature with the overall improvement of mental health by developing a stunningly depicted dictionary for gardeners, environmentalists, and nature lovers alike.


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    255 x 205mm
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    Wellfleet Press
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