OUT OF THE WOODS
Though this paperback is subtitled The Armchair Guide to Trees, it will soon have you on your feet and heading for the forest. Writer Will Cohu takes us on an anecdote-packed tour of native and introduced species, pointing out key ID features and relating stories with an inventive turn of phrase. Who else would have described a walk among the Forest of Dean’s oaks, planted to build wooden warships but made redundant by iron, as “a trip through an abandoned munitions factory”? Or compared the aroma of a foxglove tree to strawberry pancakes? Cohu will make woodsmen of us all.
By Will Cohu £8.99