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How to Plant a Tree: A Simple Celebration of Trees and Tree-Planting Ceremonies

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Rated #27 in Books

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Pros: Excellent tree celebration ideas, good tree planting info

Cons: Not printed on recycled paper

Overall I liked this book, although right off I think it's way not ok to write a book celebrating trees and then print said book on non-recycled content - what's that about.

However, this book does have many pros...

All illustrations in How to Plant a Tree are simple but lovely and illustrations related to a task, such as tree planting or hedge laying are still in-depth enough to get the point across.

  • Beautiful design, which makes this an excellent book gift. Pages are a creamy off-white with a dark navy text and each tree ceremony idea is printed on a midnight blue background with white text, which sounds odd, but comes off surprisingly well and helps if you’re flipping through for a ceremony.
  • The book is easily split into three sections but that those sections are all interwoven throughout the book. There’s occasions and ceremonies, practicalities and miscellany. Practicalities includes topics like how to plant and protect a tree, how to graft a tree,  how to clone a tree, how to use timber responsibly and more. Miscellany covers various tree types in depth but succinctly. Each individual topic, tree or ceremony topic is just two pages in length, so these are perfectly bite-sized tips and easy to digest.
  • The tree planting sections are well thought out and easy to follow. You’ll be able to plant a tree after reading this book, even if you’ve never done so before.
  • All the ceremony ideas are really interesting. Of course we’ve all heard of planting a tree for a new baby or in memory of a passed loved one, but this book goes beyond the basics. There are tree ceremony ideas for marriage, anniversaries, health, prosperity, a new home, fertility, coming of age and more. Each ceremony offers tree species suggestions, inspiration for planting and useful tips for keeping it all organized and special.

Cons were few. As noted above I didn't like that the book was not printed sustainably and I think some terms may be hard for people to understand, but overall a great gift book and handy primer to have around if you're into trees.

How to Plant a Tree: A Simple Celebration of Trees and Tree-Planting Ceremonies
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This gorgeously packaged little book celebrates trees and their life-affirming presence in our lives. The earth's longest living organisms, trees exemplify nature's great strength as well as its majestic beauty. Serving as virtual lungs for our planet, trees provide us with food, medicine, and our most versatile building material. To plant a tree is to plant hope, and as an act of commemoration, it literally gives life to that remembered. While it is in-deed a practical book that explains exactly how to plant and care for a tree, How to Plant a Tree is so much more. Drawing on the ancient rituals and folklore that surround particular trees, the author explores their symbolism and traditional uses, and offers suggestions for various commemorative tree-planting acts, such as: A marriage ceremony A new baby ceremony A new home ceremony A memorial for a loved one With lovely original black-and-white illustrations throughout, How to Plant a Tree encompasses a wealth of both useful and inspiring information, including fascinating miscellany on some of our most beloved tree species like the willow, the oak, and the plum; how to calculate a tree's age; and how you can use trees to fight climate change. How to Plant a Tree will inspire readers to view trees as living structures of hope that will be treasured for generations to come.

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Release Date2010-04-15
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LanguagesEnglish
ISBN1585427969
AuthorDaniel Butler
Number Of Pages128
Publication Date2010-04-15
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TitleHow to Plant a Tree: A Simple Celebration of Trees and Tree-Planting Ceremonies
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