Best Tree Books

Since starting this blog, a number of people have sent messages recommending books about trees. I’ve put these together with some of my own favorites below.

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If you want to recommend a book that isn’t on the list, send me a message on the contact page and if it looks good I’ll add it.

The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate by Peter Wohlleben

In this international best seller from 2016, Peter Wohlleben explores the underground networks between trees and how they are similar to social networks of humans.

Wise Trees by Diane Cook and Len Jenshel

Authors Cook and Jenshel spent two years traveling around the world documenting some of the world’s most incredible trees. The book features breathtaking photographs and stories of more than 50 trees.

Ancient Trees: Portraits of Time by Beth Moon

Photographer Beth Moon has assembled 14 years worth of black and white tree portraits into this beautiful book. There is a short introduction about the conservation of ancient trees, but the photographs are the main attraction.

The New Sylva: A Discourse of Forest and Orchard Trees by Gabriel Hemery and Sarah Simblet

In this wonderfully illustrated book, Silvologist Gabriel Hemery dives deep into the cultural, environmental, and economic significance of common trees. The book features 200 illustrations by co-author Sarah Simblet.