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Meetings with Remarkable Trees

by Thomas Pakenham

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An excellent dip in and out book, well illustrated and with plenty of unusual bits of information, both historical and horticultural. ( )
  Skyehighmileage | Dec 9, 2009 |
This coffee table book is true to its title containing photos, text, and history of some of the largest, oldest, and oddest trees in Great Britain and Ireland. I’ve actually seen some including the yew tree in Muckross Abbey of Killarney National Park. My favorite is the world’s largest hedge at Meikleour near Perth in Scotland. Over 100 feet high, a quarter of a mile long and complete with it’s own legend from the Jacobite rebellion. I’d like take a trip with this book to visit all these trees. ( )
  Othemts | Jun 26, 2008 |
Wonderful, soothing, humbling. Great rainy day book to leaf (no pun intended!) through. ( )
1 vote fanakapan | Apr 3, 2007 |
Absolutely breathtaking. For those of us in love with trees, what better book to browse through on a rainy day. ( )
1 vote VioletDelirium | Dec 23, 2006 |
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Photographs of 60 individual trees (and groups of trees) in Britain and Ireland chosen for their "unusually strong personalities"
  UWC_PYP | Jun 12, 2006 |
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Thomas Pakenham, a distinguished historian of Africa, takes a new tack by writing an old-fashioned kind of book: a catalog of trees of the British Isles. The last such book was published in 1826. In Meetings with Remarkable Trees Pakenham assembles a beautifully photographed gallery of 60-odd trees of Scotland, England, and Ireland, and magnificent trees they are. One is a 600-year-old king oak that looms large over Charleville, Ireland; another is the yew tree that Wordsworth called the "pride of Lorton's vale"; still another is a sequoia brought from the United States and planted in a Herefordshire grove in 1851, where it has since flourished. Pakenham helpfully includes a map showing the locations of his scattered dramatis personae; you could make a fine tour retracing his steps and having a look for yourself.

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A testimonial to the Earth's largest and oldest living structures. A collection of sixty tree portraits from all over the world. Grouped according to their own strong personalities: Natives, Travellers, Shrines, Fantasies and Survivors.

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