'Stunningly illustrated and detailed ... a celebration of all things arboreal, from the seeds, leaves, flowers and fruit to the diversity of trees and how they have influenced art, culture and science'
'[Paul Smith] is a dendrologist with wit, passion and an enlightening way of telling a story ... the tree's frankly astonishing essence is generously illustrated and thoughtfully explained ... destined to become a classic and should certainly be part of any family's library'
World of Interiors
'This stunningly illustrated book covers all aspects of trees, from seeds and leaves to wood, flowers and fruit, as well as their importance for humanity through the ages. Clear explanatory text by Paul Smith, a leading plant conservationist, balances the finely reproduced photos and graphics'
Financial Times, Books of the Year
'Meticulously researched and illustrated ... detailed scientific facts are peppered with fascinating anecdotes'
'Extensive ... looks at 60,000 tree species across the world revealing fascinating facts'
'An engaging and beautiful book about all things arboreal'
'This accessible and fascinating overview spans the science of tree life, and more broadly their ecology and natural and social history ... All nine chapters are well illustrated throughout with helpful and insightful narrative, whether you just want to dip into subjects or desire a more concerted read'
'An engaging, enchantingly illustrated global study by plant ecologist and conservationist Paul Smith'
The Future Forest Company