The medicinal properties, myths and cultural history of our trees
The special relationship between people and trees goes back thousands of years. Trees provide medicine, nutrition, protection and shelter, and they were also an inspiration for enlightenment and the residence of gods and spirits. Here, Rudi Beiser shares his incomparable knowledge and takes you with him on an exciting journey through forest and cultural history, myths and legends, and customs and healing. He examines 34 of our most important tree species, from the delicate birch to the venerable oak and the dark fir, and reveals special recipes for tree remedies and culinary delights.