260 pages | 250 x 200mm | Publication April 2012
Paperback: ISBN 9781912213771
Hardback: ISBN 9781905582495
Heritage Trees Wales is a collection of the most beautiful, historic and important trees in the country, from the well-known to the rarely seen. Steeped in history and surrounded by myth and legend, many of these trees dominate their surroundings with their physical and cultural presence. Others are more hidden from view. This stunning new book by Archie Miles captures the full fascinating story of Wales’s heritage trees.
This book is an amazing journey around the nation's oldest and most remarkable trees. This magnificent collection is for everyone interested in the environment, ecology, history and folklore of Wales.
Published in assocation with The Tree Council, with support from Countryside Council for Wales and Forestry Commission Wales.
The Defynnog Yew, Europe's oldest living tree, is featured in the book. It is over 5,000 years old and 60ft wide.
"A beautiful book which I can't help but flick through every time I see it! Heritage Trees Wales is full of fascinating stories, and information which are the perfect accompaniment for the beautiful photography it contains. The rich history of the UK ,and, the wonder of nature, are captured in this brilliant book." Customer Review
"If anyone needs an excuse to find time to stand and stare then this book is for you. Good background/historical introduction to the spectacular trees of Wales is reinforced by very nice pictures. The author chooses well. He describes not just the great Yews or Oaks but many other lesser known and rare species of trees. And finally he provides a great guide on how to find the trees he describes. Buy it. Love it. Use it. Go stare at a few trees. They are wonderful" Customer Review