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The Complete Language of Trees

The Complete Language of Trees: A Definitive and Illustrated History

By 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 astunning visual depiction, each entry provides the tree’sscientific 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 withtwo indexes, one for searchingby common tree name and the other organizedby 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 symbol.

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