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Trees embody life. They show us the seasons in a city landscape, and they provide us with wood, food and
shelter. Their silence demands our respect.
Pollution and the climate can present threats to trees, however their resilience and self-healing and
growing capabilities make them survive and even triumph over these challenges, thus becoming social and
political witnesses of our history and future through their resistance and longevity. In this book are trees,
challenged by their climate and soil conditions, old survivors like the four-thousand-year-old Yew trees in
Kingsley Vale, transformed trees, having changed shape or colour due to outside influences. Strong winds
along the British coast are moulding the tree's branches like lopsided hairstyles. Trees are reclaiming their
habitat by taking over old greenhouses on a derelict farm. Finally it is about trees participating in life and
their given habitat, shaping their landscape and being shaped by it.
Poetic and thought provoking, in The Whisper of a Million Leaves trees are portrayed with dignity, thus
aiming to stimulate greater respect and regard for trees and the environment.
"What shines through this book is the incredible tenacity of the tree." Quote from Jon Snow, writer of the
foreword in the book.
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