The Complete Language of Trees: A Definitive and Illustrated History (Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia) (Hardcover)

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The Complete Language of Trees: A Definitive and Illustrated History (Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia) (Hardcover)


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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, characteristicshistoric 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.
  • Pando is a Quaking Aspen colony that is 108 acres wide (about the size of 83 football fields!). It is technically one tree.

Imagine developing a spiritual connection with a tree in a way that exceeds visual perception? Where learning its meaning and value simultaneously improves your own mental and physical wellness? Throughout history, floriographies—flower dictionaries—have gained notoriety for regulating human emotions; giving depth, symbolism, and meaning to extremely delicate aspects of nature. Following the success of The Complete Language of Herbs and its predecessor The Complete Language of Flowers, author S. Theresa Dietz continues this custom with The Complete Language of Trees.

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.

Elegantly designed and beautifully illustrated, the Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia series offers comprehensive, display-worthy references on a range of intriguing topics, including birthday astrology, dream interpretation, astrological self-care practices, techniques for harnessing the power of dreams, and the stories behind signs and symbols.

Spring, summer, and autumn container gardening on a small apartment’s balcony is all the more appreciated during the short growing season in the Enchanted Mountains of Western New York State where eclectic artist and writer S.Theresa Dietz makes her home. The twenty-plus years of ongoing research into the subject of floriography symbolism and powers were driven onward by her fascination with all things magical and mysterious, along with her deep abiding love of all trees, plants, and flowers. She is the author of The Complete Language of Flowers, The Complete Language of Herbs, The Complete Language of Trees, and The Complete Language of Food.

Product Details ISBN: 9781577153306
ISBN-10: 1577153308
Publisher: Wellfleet Press
Publication Date: March 28th, 2023
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia