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The Ash and The Beech: The Drama of Woodland Change

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From ash die-back to the Great Storm of 1987 to Dutch elm disease, our much-loved woodlands seem to be under constant threat from a procession of natural challenges. Just when we need trees most, to help combat global warming and to provide places of retreat for us and our wildlife, they seem at greatest peril. But these dangers force us to reconsider the narrative we ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published June 6th 2013 by Vintage
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More of poetic mediation on our relationship with nature and our tree friends rather than facts about trees. And a lot of history of writings, attitudes and actions toward trees by humans - but still a nice and thoughtful read.
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Richard Mabey is one of England's greatest nature writers. He is author of some thirty books including Nature Cure which was shortlisted for the Whitbread, Ondaatje and Ackerley Awards.

A regular commentator on the radio and in the national press, he is also a Director of the arts and conservation charity Common Ground and Vice-President of the Open Spaces Society. He lives in Norfolk.