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About the Author
Fred Hageneder, born in 1962 in Hamburg, Germany, has been passionately studying trees for more than twenty years, in conjunction with comparative religion, cultural history, mythology and archaeology. His extensive study of ethno-botany led to the publication of two books, "The Spirit of Trees - Science, Symbiosis and Inspiration", bridging natural science, myth, history, and the fine arts, and "The Heritage of Trees - History, Culture and Symbolism", a deep survey of the role trees play in culture and religion. So far, his work has been translated into German, Italian and Czech. The English/American editions were released in 2000 and 2001 by Floris Books, Edinburgh. "The Living Wisdom of Trees", a major publication on tree culture and myths around the globe has just (August 2005) been released by Duncan Baird, London. Fred lives in the Cotswolds and is a musician (harp), painter, graphic designer and lecturer in ethno-botany. He is a founding member and the chairman of the Friends of the Trees, a charity to re-establish sacred groves on the British Isles and to protect ancient trees, particularly yews. For other ideas of spiritual ecology visit his website www.spirit-of-trees.net