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Lives of the Trees

An Uncommon History

by Diana Wells and Heather Lovett

Hardcover, 369 pages, Workman Pub Co, List Price: $19.95 |


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This work is an "uncommon history" of trees. Alphabetical entries cover tree and leaf descriptions, their products, where the trees are located geographically, where they got their common names, people who described the trees or transported them and made them popular, and folklore and stories about the particular trees.


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Author Diana Wells says one of her favorite trees is the Stewartia, a 20-foot-tall tree in her garden that has "lovely white flowers" and a flaky bark. hide caption

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What's In A Name? Author Tells Stories Behind Trees

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