"Wonderfully subversive, far-reaching and unsentimental" (Observer
"Richard Mabey is a man for all seasons, most regions and every kind of landscape" (Andrew Motion Financial Times
"An elegant and heartfelt essay on mankind's changing relationship with trees" (Sunday Telegraph
"A leaf-storm of philosophical musings, journeys of mind and body, reflections and anecdotes that imprint the tree on human culture" (Sunday Times
"A terrific combination of both natural and intellectual history, informed by penetrating insight" (Independent
A timely new edition of Richard Mabey's profound and poetic book, Beechcombings
, now updated with a foreword discussing the ash die-back crisis and its impact upon the most significant organisms on the planet: trees.