Living with Trees is a powerful call for more trees in our lives. Drawing on the many ways that people around the UK are redefining their relationship with trees and woods in the twenty-first century. From healthcare, education, ecology, art, architecture, agroforestry and conservation. It also demonstrates how caring for trees and woods enhances local biodiversity, community cohesion and well-being.
Trees and woods offer great potential for rebuilding our wider relationship with nature, reinforcing local identity and sustaining wildlife. We need more trees and woods in our lives, to lock up carbon, to mitigate flooding, to help shade our towns and cities and bring shelter, wildlife and beauty to places.
Living with Trees is filled with practical information, good examples and new ideas. It aims to inspire, guide and encourage people to reconnect with the trees and woods in their community. So we can all discover how to value, celebrate and protect our arboreal neighbours.
Common Ground is charity based in Dorset, which has been at the forefront of community conservation and environmental education in England for the last thirty years – www.commonground.org.uk