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The Whisper of a Million Leaves

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Trees embody life. They show us the seasons in a city landscape, and they provide us with wood, food and

shelter. Their silence demands our respect.

Pollution and the climate can present threats to trees, however their resilience and self-healing and

growing capabilities make them survive and even triumph over these challenges, thus becoming social and

political witnesses of our history and future through their resistance and longevity. In this book are trees,

challenged by their climate and soil conditions, old survivors like the four-thousand-year-old Yew trees in

Kingsley Vale, transformed trees, having changed shape or colour due to outside influences. Strong winds

along the British coast are moulding the tree's branches like lopsided hairstyles. Trees are reclaiming their

habitat by taking over old greenhouses on a derelict farm. Finally it is about trees participating in life and

their given habitat, shaping their landscape and being shaped by it.

Poetic and thought provoking, in The Whisper of a Million Leaves trees are portrayed with dignity, thus

aiming to stimulate greater respect and regard for trees and the environment.

"What shines through this book is the incredible tenacity of the tree." Quote from Jon Snow, writer of the

foreword in the book.

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RELATED LINKS:

DAMIANI

TREES4CITIES.CO.UK

TREECOUNCIL LONDON

PHOENIX ART GALLERY