ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: October 29, 2020
For the Love of Trees
By (author) Vicky Allan; By (author) Anna Deacon
For the Love of Trees is a beautiful celebration of trees and our connection with them. Combining amazing photographic portraits of people and trees with powerful personal testimonies, it tells stories of unique relationships with favourite trees.There are stories of people who have fought for trees, put down roots by planting them; found solace among them during times of grief; fallen in love through them; felt uplifted or relieved from stress or anxiety in their presence; known the way a window out on a tree can help during times of illness; memorialised loved ones through them; protected them and sought to understand them.These are stories of why trees have mattered to individuals, and how they have impacted on the lives of people whose own span, particularly in the case of older trees, is just a fraction of rings in their existence.Above all, this is a book about relationships – between humans and these majestic, long-living plants – at this time of climate emergency. For the Love of Trees is both unique and timely, as we look to find a new balance between humanity and our planet.
ANNA DEACON has worked as a photographer for over a decade, following a career in the music industry. Her work has been published in many magazines and newspapers. She loves to photograph the outdoors, and particularly loves portrait and documentary work.VICKY ALLAN is an award-winning journalist and author. A staff writer for the Herald on Sunday, her work has also appeared in The Times, Daily Express, Vogue, GQ, Guardian and Scotland on Sunday. She has won awards for her travel-writing, features writing and for her articles campaigning against violence against women. Her novel Stray is currently being adapted as a feature film. She has always loved the outdoors and wild places.