An old friend spotted this lovely work in a French bookstore. Remarkable Trees of Bourgogne is currently out of print, which reminds us that people love the many natural wonders found around them. It would nice to see this beautiful book. Even better, it would be nice to visit France and see these remarkable trees for myself. Anyone planning a trip there? Please let me know. I may have to tag along. Au revoir!
Here is a review of the book.
“Of the forests that once covered Burgundy, there are only a few patriarchs oak, linden, chestnut shapes and sizes extraordinary. At the option of the times, yet other trees have been planted and all contain their history hedges plane trees, pine box, giant sequoias, charms the cut … This book identifies and makes them the highest tribute.
Introducing the remarkable trees in the world takes us to the redwoods and palm trees to dwarf baobab trees, then highlight the originality of our forests in Europe, France and Burgundy. More than a hundred trees in our 4 Burgundy departments are described in 350 pages and 420 photographs in this first volume is devoted to them as well. Some are remarkable for their age: the dean of Burgundy has over 900 years … For their size, the largest is 54 meters, their shapes, their architecture, their history, the worship dedicated their … More, are part of our heritage that this book helps to share for these cathedrals are not slaughtered or butchered with a chainsaw, but find their true place: the Kings that sit on our Woodland, campaigns or our village squares Original … itineraries and tours of little-known sites will offer more green passport ‘to these giants that you can easily locate. A book that should appear in any regional library, forestry, tourism and kind.”
Alain Desbrosse wrote this lovely book about the remarkable trees of Bourgogne