How and Why Trees Make Us Feel Better
Trees and humans essentially want the same thing – to live, good, happy, purposeful lives and to flourish. We are inextricably bound. Trees provide us with the necessities of life – they clean the air we breathe, fill us with awe as we walk through forests and provide timber for the houses we live in, yet there are deeper reasons for our arboreal admiration that go beyond utility and beauty.
Tree Glee looks at the psychology behind our fascination with trees, examining exactly how they comfort, restore and revitalise us and what we can learn from the wisdom of woodlands to improve our own wellbeing. It explores the importance of trees in our leafy suburbs and urban landscapes, sharing magical stories of remarkable ancient trees across the globe and inviting readers to reflect on their own personal 'treestory'.
This book is part ode and love letter to trees, part practical wellbeing guide and nature-connection manual and part call to action; a book about how trees positively impact our mental and physical health, kindly endorsed by Dr Jane Goodall, Dame Joanna Lumley and Alan Titchmarsh MBE.
Featuring captivating photos and with chapters on forest bathing and nature therapy, woodland wellbeing and tree mythology, conservation initiatives and creative activities, Tree Glee explores how by deepening our appreciation and connection to trees and by celebrating and protecting them, we can flourish together.
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PUBLICATION DATE: OCTOBER 13th, 2022
'This lovely book is an absolute gem'
Dame Joanna Lumley, Tree Aid Patron
'I have loved trees as long as I can remember, and Cheryl Rickman's wonderful book illuminates the vitally important role they play, not only in maintaining the health of our planet and a habitat for so many living creatures, but also in providing us with mental and physical healing. Tree Glee also presents ideas on how you can help protect our amazing trees for the good of all'
Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace
'Trees are so important to our health and that of the planet. This inspirational book shows just how we can thrive together'
Alan Titchmarsh MBE
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