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Best Books About Trees

Updated: Mar 26

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Oh how I love trees. I am a self-proclaimed tree hugger and find trees to be magical beings. I have always loved the gentle rustle of leaves or a creaking bough. Trees give us oxygen and store megatons of carbon dioxide. And, new research has shown that trees can communicate with one another through fungal networks. Wild! Trees are watchers, experiencing decades and sometimes centuries of history. If you love trees as much as I do, then check out all of this list of the best books about trees, where trees take center stage. Just a quick reminder that if you click on one of the links, I may make a commission at no additional charge to you. The links below will take you to Amazon. If you prefer to support independent bookstores, check out my curated lists on

Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest By Suzanne Simard

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Suzanne Simard is the scientist who discovered that trees can actually communicate with one another through underground fungal networks, aka the wood wide web. Many of her male colleagues looked down on her work until she gathered the scientific data to show that she was, in fact, correct. Finding the Mother Tree details her story of the discovery and the magic of the mother tree.

Around the World in 80 Trees by Jonathan Drori & Lucille Clerc

The Sibley Guide to Trees by David Allen Sibley

The Nature of Oaks by Douglas W. Tallamy

The Tree Book: The Stories, Science, and History of Trees by

The Tree Book: Superior Selections for Landscapes, Streetscapes, and Gardens by Michael A. Dirr  & Keith S. Warren

The Overstory by Richard Powers

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